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The Topos of Music II: Performance

Theory, Software, and Case Studies

Benefits

  • Focuses on the theory of expressive performance and its software implementation using Rubato

  • Explains author's theory of musical performance

  • Second volume of "The Topos of Music"

Book

Part of the Computational Music Science book series (CMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlvii
  2. Structure Theory of Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 545-545
    2. Guerino Mazzola
      Pages 547-560
    3. Guerino Mazzola
      Pages 561-571
    4. Guerino Mazzola
      Pages 573-584
    5. Guerino Mazzola
      Pages 585-599
  3. Expressive Semantics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 601-601
    2. Guerino Mazzola
      Pages 603-613
    3. Guerino Mazzola
      Pages 615-620
    4. Guerino Mazzola
      Pages 621-635
    5. Guerino Mazzola
      Pages 637-661
  4. RUBATO®

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 663-663
    2. Guerino Mazzola
      Pages 665-668
    3. Guerino Mazzola
      Pages 669-686
    4. Guerino Mazzola
      Pages 687-703
  5. Statistics of Analysis and Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 705-705
    2. Guerino Mazzola
      Pages 707-718
    3. Guerino Mazzola
      Pages 719-742
  6. Inverse Performance Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 749-749

About this book

Introduction

This is the second volume of the second edition of the now classic book “The Topos of Music”. The author explains his theory of musical performance, developed in the language of differential geometry, introducing performance vector fields that generalize tempo and intonation. The author also shows how Rubato, a software platform for composition, analysis, and performance, allows an experimental evaluation of principles of expressive performance theories.

Keywords

mathematical music theory topos theory music software concept architectures classification of musical objects and processes performance theory Rubato Presto OpenMusic

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of MusicUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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