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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (2): 283–291.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Jonathan De Souza 283 Journal of Music Theory 64:2, October 2020 DOI 10.1215/00222909-8550807 © 2020 by Yale University Robert S. Hatten A Theory of Virtual Agency for Western Art Music Indiana University Press, 2018: x + 326 pp. ($85.00 cloth, $32.00 paper, $31.99 ebook) Jonathan De Souza...
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Journal of Music Theory (2012) 56 (1): 87–120.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Ben Duane This article examines the phenomenon in which musical lines establish what Edward T. Cone calls virtual agents , making the argument that listeners are more likely to ascribe such agency to lines that have high information content (in the formal, information-theoretic sense). I use...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (2): 321–371.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Seth Monahan For centuries, metaphors of agency have pervaded music-analytical writing. Today, as in generations past, critics routinely vivify their analytical narrations by ascribing sentience, emotion, and volition to musical works, their internal elements (pitch classes, contrapuntal voices...
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Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (2): 185–237.
Published: 01 October 2021
... with the world. It is the feel of living as an animate, environmentally embedded being engaged in some task. It is a means for the body to . . . enact its agency in response to both physical and cultural constraints. It is inscribed in our body schemata such that it enfolds not only our bio-psychological nature...
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Journal of Music Theory (2003) 47 (2): 363–369.
Published: 01 October 2003
.... In fact, as Moreno argues, Rameau’s subject partic- 366 ipates fully in the process of signification: only through the agency of the listener can the sonic signifier be turned into a meaningful cognitive rep- resentation. More than that, it is thanks to the intervention of the imagi- nation—forging...
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Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (2): 291–301.
Published: 01 October 2006
... and the Craft of Precision Optics . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Lindsay, R. Bruce. 1973 . Acoustics: Historical and Philosophical Development . Stroudsburg, PA: Dowden, Hutchinson, and Ross. Pickering, Andrew. 1995 . The Mangle of Practice: Time, Agency, and Science . Chicago: University of Chicago...
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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (1): 123–136.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of Cox s argument that are less parsimonious. For example, in considering the idea of musical agency from the perspective of mimetic participation, Cox claims that we transfer what we would normally do from a first-person perspective to some imagined agent who is vicariously doing that same thing...
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Journal of Music Theory (2018) 62 (2): 347–358.
Published: 01 October 2018
... , January 31 . Macarthur Sally . 2002 . Feminist Aesthetics in Music . Westport, CT : Greenwood . Monahan Seth . 2013 . “ Action and Agency Revisited .” Journal of Music Theory 57 / 2 : 321 – 71 . Roig-Francoli Miguel . 2008 . Understanding Post-tonal Music . New...
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Journal of Music Theory (2018) 62 (2): 165–204.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Signification: Gesture and Agency in Bartók’s Scherzo, op. 14, no. 2, measures 1–32 .” Music Theory Online 15 / 1 . www.mtosmt.org/issues/mto.09.15.1/mto.09.15.1.roeder_signification.html . Saturen David . 1967 . “ Symmetrical Relationships in Webern’s First Cantata .” Perspectives of New Music...
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Journal of Music Theory (2023) 67 (1): 187–198.
Published: 01 April 2023
... or performer. An enactive turn could be transformative for music theory, bringing the field closer to musical experience and centering individuals' agency and subjectivity without turning analysis into solipsistic soup. In some respects, these two books could not be more different: the authors do not cite each...
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Journal of Music Theory (2023) 67 (1): 99–139.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., but the performer is as well. 5 Furthermore, if a performance space models the choices of a performing agent, what agency is expressed if the performer has no idea that the space exists? To avoid excessive analytical abstraction, my approach to answering these questions concerns itself first and foremost...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (2): 283–310.
Published: 01 October 2010
... and Winterfeld appears in the latter’s ten- dency to ascribe some agency behind affinity to the tones themselves. Thus, rather than musing on past musicians’ hypothetical sensitivity (of lack thereof) to the qualities of tones in relation to other tones, Winterfeld observes how “affine” (verwandte...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 61–74.
Published: 01 April 2010
... of theories seeking to justify recent music could not forestall questions of agency, responsibility, or sincerity from arising, given that music was, in the end, a product of human effort. At best, the increasing reliance on theory could temporarily conceal...
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Journal of Music Theory (2009) 53 (1): 95–136.
Published: 01 April 2009
... to imbue melodies with an agency as we track their patterns of movement. Finally, among many more examples, Vincent Meelberg’s recent work on nar- rativity in contemporary music (2006) views narrative as a listening strategy that helps us to come to terms with the temporal unfolding of music’s ele...
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Journal of Music Theory (2016) 60 (2): 263–279.
Published: 01 October 2016
... Theory, ed. Thomas Christensen, 847–79. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Monahan, Seth. 2013. “Action and Agency Revisited.” Journal of Music Theory 57/2: 321–71. Peles, Stephen. 2004. “‘Ist Alles Eins’: Schoenberg and Symmetry.” Music Theory Spectrum...
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Journal of Music Theory (2003) 47 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 April 2003
... Inquiries . Ed. Steven Paul Sher. New York: Cambridge University Press. ____. 1994 . “The Polonaise-Fantasy and Issues of Musical Narrative.” In Chopin Studies 2 . Ed. John Rink. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ____. 1998 . “Agencies/Actors in Instrumental Music: The Example of Mahler's...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (2): 373–381.
Published: 01 October 2013
... a gradual unfolding over time. It can be terribly difficult to reconstruct this kind of reception history, particularly for older sources of music theory. (But is it necessarily any easier in our digital age, where identities of the text and agency...
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Journal of Music Theory (2005) 49 (1): 109–140.
Published: 01 April 2005
... A≤ minor to F minor (III¯–I) through the agencies of A≤ minor’s dominant and F minor’s submediant. Accommodating similarities between the two passages requires removing the P arrow and trading some of the parsimo- nious sequence’s individual character for a way to show its interaction...
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Journal of Music Theory (2000) 44 (1): 100–126.
Published: 01 April 2000
... in this second appearance of the tonic the fifth-concept, 101 which opposes the unity-concept of the first appearance and which, through the agency of the upper dominant, finds third-unification again in tonic harmony, now in root position.11 This form...
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Journal of Music Theory (2007) 51 (2): 187–210.
Published: 01 October 2007
... Department at the University of Rochester and the Eastman School of Music. He is currently working on a book on agency in nineteenth- and twentieth-century music. Bailey, Robert. 1978 . “Das Lied von der Erde: Tonal Language and Formal Design.” Paper presented at the forty-fourth annual meeting...