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Generative Processes in MusicThe Psychology of Performance, Improvisation, and Composition$
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John Sloboda

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198508465

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508465.001.0001

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Generative principles in music performance

Generative principles in music performance

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Generative Processes in Music

Eric F. Clarke

Oxford University Press

This chapter emphasizes the role of performance in exemplifying structural aspects of the music through expressive gradients, discontinuities, and contrasts. It embeds several ingenious experimental studies within a theoretical framework that emphasizes the importance of hierarchical mental representations as a means of controlling performances. It gives an account of generative principles involved in music performance at two levels. One level deals with the representation of musical structure in a form that gives a coherent and intelligent input into a motor system. The second level at which generative principles are identifiable is in the production and control of the expressive aspects of performance, which function so as to convey a particular interpretation of a musical structure.

Keywords:   musical knowledge, musical structure, performance expression, generative structure

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