TitleStasis in music and the formation of musical states and A portrait of an infant (on coming into being)
NameWoodward, Craig Healey (author), Chenoweth, Gerald (chair), Doll, Christopher (internal member), Chrisman, Richard (internal member), Füting, Reiko (outside member), Rutgers University, Graduate School - New Brunswick,
Music--Philosophy and aesthetics,
DescriptionThe perception of structure in music is frequently based upon a theoretical understanding of the musical elements. This basis tends toward stylized analysis of a specific element of the music, for instance, pitch, form, rhythm, et cetera, with the goal of revealing the tendencies or development of this element throughout the piece. Not frequently discussed is the function and significance of stasis in perceiving the structure of music. A “moment” of stasis, as Stockhausen called it, can alternatively be understood as a “state of existence.” A static section of music can give a sensation of inactivity often comprehended as a slowing of the music!s forward momentum, or temporality, as contrasted with more dynamic states. A musical state is reliant upon a particular treatment of its internal elements, incorporating varying degrees of limitation and change. Analysis of both dynamic and static states is considered in an endeavor to further understand the function of musical stasis in the structure of a composition.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Craig Healey Woodward
CollectionGraduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.