Unfolding Geometry and Logic in Time

  • Guerino Mazzola
Part of the Computational Music Science book series (CMS)


Musical poiesis in composition (and performance) is intimately related to a projection of abstract objects into time. We discuss the logical and geometric aspects of this mapping process. The subject is crucial to the entire art of music since music is involved in the creation of autonomous time beyond the physical “tyranny” of real time. This enforces a review of Michael Leyton's theory of time as a philosophical category which is derived from spatial symmetry transformations [607]. We also discuss the role of unfolding insight within the syntagmatic discourse of music.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guerino Mazzola
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  1. 1.School of MusicUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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