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Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... complex sounds tonic sounds precise pitch musique concrète cinema ...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374824-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... with precise pitch, and have overlooked or diminished the relevance of complex sounds, that is, those with nonperiodic frequency structures or variable pitch. Linguistic and cultural conventions further guide how we hear sounds as either noisy or noble. Acknowledging the constructive and constraining effect...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7482-4
... the distinction within the musical domain between supposedly inherently musical sounds and noisy ones. Western musical theory and practice have privileged tonic sounds, that is, those with precise pitch, and have overlooked or diminished the relevance of complex sounds, that is, those with nonperiodic frequency...