Shaping Time

Shaping Time

Music, the Brain, and Performance

Book - 1995
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Epstein investigates the relationship between the ineffable art of music and the hard science of neurobiology. He integrates philosophic and scientific inquiry to formulate a theory of the fundamental yet elusive quality in music time. Derived from an analytical study of motion, tempo and emotion, Shaping Time offers a theory of the way we percieve, perform and interpret music. Epstein suggests that audience satisfaction with a musical performance results from timing trajectories established by the performer at the beginning of the piece. When the timing of a performance conflicts with audience anticipation, listeners experience physical and affective discomfort. Epstein applies his thesis to a wide range of examples for the repertoire.
Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, c1995.
ISBN: 9780028733203
Characteristics: xvi, 598 p. :,ill. ;,26 cm.


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