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All About Music

The Complete Ontology: Realities, Semiotics, Communication, and Embodiment

Textbook

Part of the Computational Music Science book series (CMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Guerino Mazzola, Maria Mannone, Yan Pang, Margaret O’Brien, Nathan Torunsky
      Pages 3-5
    3. Guerino Mazzola, Maria Mannone, Yan Pang, Margaret O’Brien, Nathan Torunsky
      Pages 7-9
  3. Realities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Guerino Mazzola, Maria Mannone, Yan Pang, Margaret O’Brien, Nathan Torunsky
      Pages 13-32
    3. Guerino Mazzola, Maria Mannone, Yan Pang, Margaret O’Brien, Nathan Torunsky
      Pages 33-47
    4. Guerino Mazzola, Maria Mannone, Yan Pang, Margaret O’Brien, Nathan Torunsky
      Pages 49-56
  4. Semiotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Guerino Mazzola, Maria Mannone, Yan Pang, Margaret O’Brien, Nathan Torunsky
      Pages 59-61
    3. Guerino Mazzola, Maria Mannone, Yan Pang, Margaret O’Brien, Nathan Torunsky
      Pages 63-66
    4. Guerino Mazzola, Maria Mannone, Yan Pang, Margaret O’Brien, Nathan Torunsky
      Pages 67-69
    5. Guerino Mazzola, Maria Mannone, Yan Pang, Margaret O’Brien, Nathan Torunsky
      Pages 71-80
    6. Guerino Mazzola, Maria Mannone, Yan Pang, Margaret O’Brien, Nathan Torunsky
      Pages 81-83
  5. Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Guerino Mazzola, Maria Mannone, Yan Pang, Margaret O’Brien, Nathan Torunsky
      Pages 87-108
    3. Guerino Mazzola, Maria Mannone, Yan Pang, Margaret O’Brien, Nathan Torunsky
      Pages 109-114
    4. Guerino Mazzola, Maria Mannone, Yan Pang, Margaret O’Brien, Nathan Torunsky
      Pages 115-124
  6. Embodiment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Guerino Mazzola, Maria Mannone, Yan Pang, Margaret O’Brien, Nathan Torunsky
      Pages 127-129

About this book

Introduction

This book explains music’s comprehensive ontology, its way of existence and processing, as specified in its compact characterization: music embodies meaningful communication and mediates physically between its emotional and mental layers. The book unfolds in a basic discourse in everyday language that is accessible to everybody who wants to understand what this topic is about. Musical ontology is delayed in its fundamental dimensions: its realities, its meaningful communication, and its embodied utterance from musical creators to an interested audience.

The authors' approach is applicable to every musical genre and is scientific, the book is suitable for non-musicians and non-scientists alike.

Keywords

Embodiment Semiotics Gesture Theory Aesthetics Creativity Theory Acoustics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of MusicUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.School of MusicUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.School of MusicUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  4. 4.School of MusicUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  5. 5.School of MusicUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Guerino Mazzola earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Zurich University. He wrote the groundbreaking book The Topos of Music in 2002, its formal language and models are used by leading researchers in Europe, India, Japan, and North America and have become a foundation of music software design. Prof. Mazzola has an appointment as professor in the School of Music at the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota.

Maria Mannone and Yan Pang are completing their Ph.D. work in the School of Music of the University of Minnesota.

Margaret O’Brien and Nathan Torunsky are undergraduate students in the School of Music of the University of Minnesota.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

“This is an excellent book that comprehensively deals with various aspects of music. … Throughout the work, each chapter begins with a detailed summary that assists the reader. The pictures, figures, and tables are of excellent quality. In addition, a valuable list of references is provided for further research. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers.” (M. G. Prasad, Choice, Vol. 57 (11), July, 2017)

“The book is highly recommended as a general introduction to these four subjects as related to music because it delivers the information in an accessible language. The authors’ approach is applicable to every musical genre, in a manner suitable for nonmusicians and nonscientists alike.” (C. Delrieux, Computing Reviews, January, 22 , 2018)