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9780195100662

Meter As Rhythm

by  Christopher Hasty


ISBN-10: 0195100662

ISBN-13: 9780195100662

$250.00




Book Specs



Binding

Trade Cloth

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Published on  

Apr 10, 1997

Edition  

1st Edition

Dimensions  

7.25x0.93x10.25 Inches

Weight  

1.38 Pounds

About the Book

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 meter 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 meter that engages diverse musical repertories and aesthetic issues.