Meter as Rhythm
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Meter as Rhythm

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In this book Christopher Hasty presents a striking new theory of musical duration. Drawing on insights from modern "process" philosophy, he advances a fully temporal perspective in which metre is released from its mechanistic connotations and recognized as a concrete, visceral agent of musical expression. Part one of the book reviews oppositions of law and freedom, structure and process, determinacy and indeterminacy in the speculations of theorists from the eighteenth century to the present. Part two reinterprets these contrasts to form a highly original account of metre that engages diverse musical repertories and aesthetic issues.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous music examples
  • 0195100662
  • 9780195100662
  • 942,156

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The most thoroughgoing attempt I know to apply a phenomenological approach to music without giving up the specificity of interpretation we expect from professional music theory. Hasty's criticism is always measured, and he punctiliously takes opportunities to see the best side of the music under discussion. * Nicholas Cook, Music and Letters *show more

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