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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Musical alterity and embodied practice

Robinson, Dylan 2009 (has links)
No description available.

Responses to music in the real world

North, Adrian C. 1996 (has links)
This thesis concerns aesthetic responses to music, and is divided into four main parts, with each comprising an initial literature review and subsequent empirical studies. Part A describes 5 studies which employed conventional laboratory techniques to investigate how theories of aesthetic response might be extended to explanations of emotional responses to music and liking for musical styles. This part of the thesis also discusses how these theories might be reconciled. In contrast, Parts B-D of the thesis provide several examples of how responses to music in the real world are not made in the 'social vacuum' of conventional laboratory research, but are instead linked inextricably to the context of musical behaviour. Part B reports 7 studies which investigate the relationship between music and the immediate listening situation. These demonstrate that through variables such as 'appropriateness', musical preference may interact with the environment in which it is experienced. Part B also investigates the relative roles of arousal- and cognitive-based factors in this, and suggests that music is selected to as to optimise responses to the listening situation. Part C investigates two sources of extra-musical information, namely stereotyping and the physical attractiveness of music performers. Although some research has been carried out on conformity and prestige effects on musical preference, the two studies in this part of the thesis indicate that other types of information may also be important social features of people's musical behaviour. Finally, Part D reports three studies concerning artistic eminence and acculturational factors. These demonstrate a considerable consensus between several means of measuring artistic eminence; that this consensus breaks down to some extent as a result of cultural factors; that archival data sources can reveal several interesting cultural trends in eminence; and that there are age differences in tolerance for musical styles. These three studies indicate that the broader culture in which people develop and live also influences musical behaviour. More generally, the research reported in this thesis suggests that although context-independent laboratory studies can be informative in their own right, responses to music also seem related to their social psychological, real-world context.

Modernity, urban space and music industries : hip-hop and reproduction of street music in Paris and Tokyo

Yasuda, Masahiro 2001 (has links)
Despite their importance, debates on the global culture industry and its effects on local cultures have often been framed by the dichotomy between global capitalist producers and local romantic consumers, which fails to locate dialogues between production and consumption, globalisation and localisation, at a specific historical and geographical crossroad. This thesis attempts to assess this crossroad, focusing on the construction of hip-hop scenes in Paris and Tokyo. It pursues two routes of inquiry. Firstly, it tries to trace history and geography in the two cities of street music: the music labelled as 'delinquent' while disposed to accumulate specific capital. How has this 'street' been mediated by the globalising music industries? How has such global mediation been locally naturalised through oppositions between the 'commercial' and the 'authentic'? Secondly, through fieldwork, it seeks to detect a series of taxonomic conflicts among music industry personnel regarding hip-hop's local legitimacy. How are both the globally disseminated notion of black American 'street' as hip-hop's origin and the locally accessible history and geography of 'street' informing the hip hop scene in each of the two cities? How is hip-hop understood globally unifying and locally diversifying at once? As the two routes intersect, it turns out that the local hip-hop scenes cannot be explained simply as a product of capitalist manipulation or romantic resistance. Hip-hop has transformed the music industries in the two cities, yet its resistance is also implicated in modem technologies and industries as it has instituted its own network of cultural intermediaries. Despite (and because of) its oppositional disposition, hip-hop contradictorily reproduces modern symbolic orders. This being the case, the role of the music and related media industries should urgently be re-conceptualised for a further understanding of contemporary media and popular culture. This study is a small contribution to this issue.

Musical practices and non-democratic political systems : Popular music in authoritarian Chile 1973-1990

Lux, Violeta Alejandra Mayer 2009 (has links)
No description available.

Improved methods for pattern discovery in music, with applications in automated stylistic composition

Collins, Tom 2011 (has links)
Computational methods for intra-opus pattern discovery (discovering repeated patterns within a piece of music) and stylistic composition (composing in the style of another composer or period) can offer insights into how human listeners and composers undertake such activities. Two studies are reported that demonstrate improved computational methods for pattern discovery in music. In the first, regression models are built with the aim of predicting subjective assessments of a pattern's salience, based on various quantifiable attributes of that pattern, such as the number of notes it contains. Using variable selection and cross-validation, a formula is derived for rating the importance of a discovered pattern. In the second study, a music analyst undertook intra-opus pattern discovery for works by Domenico Scarlatti and Johann Sebastian Bach, forming a benchmark of target patterns. The performance of two existing algorithms and one of my own creation, called SIACT (Structure Induction Algorithm with Compactness Trawling), is evaluated by comparison with this benchmark. SIACT out-performs the existing algorithms with regard to recall and, more often than not, precision. A third experiment is reported concerning human judgements of music excerpts that are, to varying degrees, in the style of mazurkas by Frededric Chopin. This acts as an evaluation for two computational models of musical style, called Racchman-Oct2010 and Racchmaninof-Oct2010 (standing for RAndom Constrained CHain of MArkovian Nodes with INheritance Of Form), which are developed over two chapters. The latter of these models applies SIACT and the formula for rating pattern importance, using temporal and registral positions of discovered patterns from an existing template piece to guide the generation of a new passage of music. The precision and runtime of pattern discovery algorithms, and their use for audio summarisation are among topics for future work. Data and code related to this thesis is available on the accompanying CD or at http://www.tomcollinsresearch.net

An interpretational approach to the Violin Concerto of Nikos Skalkottas

Sousamoglou, Antonios 2008 (has links)
No description available.

Aspects of performance practice in works for recorder composed for Carl Dolmetsch between 1939 and 1989

Mayes, Andrew 2008 (has links)
No description available.

Heinrich Neuhaus : Life, philosophy and pedagogy

Crothers, Galina I. 2010 (has links)
No description available.

Understanding 'tone deafness' : A multi-componential analysis of perception, cognition, singing and self-perceptions in adults reporting musical difficulties

Wise, Karen J. 2009 (has links)
No description available.

The recording of the non-classic blues genre, 1923-1942

Kilma, Stefan 1980 (has links)
No description available.

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