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Thought and Play in Musical Rhythm

Richard Wolf, Stephen Blum, and Christopher Hasty


Thought and Play in Musical Rhythm seeks to explore representations and implicit as well as explicit theorizing of rhythm in relation to aspects of performance that resist objectification and/or are elastic. Authored by ethnomusicologists and music theorists, the chapters provide detailed case studies of art and vernacular musical traditions, historical and contemporary, in South, West, East, and Southeast Asia; West and North Africa; Europe; and North America. Together these case studies highlight the multiple dimensions of musical rhythm. Considering rhythm as a topic involves a set of termi ... More

Keywords: rhythmic theory, process, experience, elasticity, beat, temporality, meter, Asian music, African music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190841485
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190841485.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Wolf, editor
Professor of Music and South Asian Studies, Harvard University

Stephen Blum, editor
Professor of Music, City University of New York

Christopher Hasty, editor
Walter W. Naumburg Professor of Music, Harvard University