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Enacting Musical Time: The Bodily Experience of New Music

Mariusz Kozak


What is musical time? Where is it manifested? How does it show up in our experience, and how do we capture it in our analyses? Enacting Musical Time offers several answers to these questions by considering musical time as the form of the listener’s interaction with music. Building on evidence from music theory, phenomenology, cognitive science, and social anthropology, the book develops a philosophical and critical argument that musical time is created by the moving bodies of participants engaged in musical activities. The central thesis is that musical time describes the form of a specific ki ... More

Keywords: time, body, phenomenology, contemporary music, embodied cognition, affordances, kinesthetic knowledge, emotions, musical meaning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190080204
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190080204.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mariusz Kozak, author
Assistant Professor of Music, Columbia University

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