The Aesthetics of Music and Sound - www.soundmusicresearch.org              

Cross-Disciplinary Interplay between the Humanities, Technology and Musical Practice    


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4. Practice-based Research



c)  Musical Implications of the Work of Selected Philosophers



Completed work:



Grund and Westney gave a paper - "Embodying Music: Susanne K. Langer’s Ideas of ‘Living Form’ and Martin Buber's Notion of verwirklichen as These Apply to Group Exercises in a Classical-Music Workshop" http://www.aesthetics-online.org/annual/2010p.pdf at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics (ASA) in Victoria, Canada, October 27-30, 2010 and  delivered the paper - "A Discourse Addressing the Themes of Beauty, Utility and Experimental Aesthetics in Broadly Humean Terms" http://www.aesthetics-online.org/annual/2011p.pdf at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the ASA in Tampa, Florida, October 36-29, 2011.



This project is ongoing.



(William Westney, Cynthia M. Grund)




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1.Understanding Music through Modern Technology

a) Recognizing Music

b) Recognition of Expressive Styles in Music Performance

c) Autonomous Agents – An Accompanist in VR

d) The Composition and Its Role in the Ensemble

2. Intermediality

a) Intermediality

b) Lyric and Meaning in Music

c) Towards an Aesthetic Theory of Correlativity

d) Are Treatments of the Metaphysics of Music in Medieval Literature Relevant for Current Theories of Musical Meaning and Significance?

3. Learning through Music

a) Music Communication

b) Children's Knowledge Creation with Intelligent Agents in Music Education - Understanding for Optimizing Motivations

c) Adaptable Interfaces & Augmented Avatar - Introducing Tools for the Disabled and Musicians in VR

d) Community Singing and/or Ideology

e) Creating Creativity

f) Understanding Musical Creativity and Aesthetics in a Digital-Based Youth Cultural Context

g) The Sound of Movement - the Sound of Learning 

4. Practice-based Research

a) Analysis and Implementation of Practice-Based Research

b) Relationship of Gesture to Communicative Authenticity in Performance

c) Musical Implications of the Work of Selected Philosophers

d) Employing the Methods of Discourse Narrative to Support Interpretive Choices Faced by the Practicing Musician

e) Soundmapping the Genes

f) A Program of Practice-based Research Designed to Examine Listener Reaction to Olivier Messiaens Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus

g) The Interrelationship of Notation and Performance

h) Technological and Aesthetic Investigations of the Physical Movements of Pianists

5. Selective Bibliography