All About Music: The Complete Ontology: Realities, Semiotics, Communication, And Embodiment by Guerino MazzolaAll About Music: The Complete Ontology: Realities, Semiotics, Communication, And Embodiment by Guerino Mazzola

All About Music: The Complete Ontology: Realities, Semiotics, Communication, And Embodiment

byGuerino Mazzola, Maria Mannone, Yan Pang

Hardcover | December 1, 2016

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This book explains music's comprehensive ontology, its way of existence and processing, as specified in its compact characterization: music embodies meaningful communication and mediates physically between its emotional and mental layers. The book unfolds in a basic discourse in everyday language that is accessible to everybody who wants to understand what this topic is about. Musical ontology is delayed in its fundamental dimensions: its realities, its meaningful communication, and its embodied utterance from musical creators to an interested audience.

The authors' approach is applicable to every musical genre and is scientific, the book is suitable for non-musicians and non-scientists alike.

Prof. Dr. Guerino Mazzola earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Zurich University. He wrote the groundbreaking book The Topos of Music in 2002, its formal language and models are used by leading researchers in Europe, India, Japan, and North America and have become a foundation of music software design. Prof. Mazzola has an appointment ...
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Title:All About Music: The Complete Ontology: Realities, Semiotics, Communication, And EmbodimentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:191 pagesPublished:December 1, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319473336

ISBN - 13:9783319473338

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Physical Reality.- Psychological Reality.- Mental Reality.- Generalities about Signs, Neumes, Periods and Development Sentences.- De Saussure and Peirce, the Semiotic Architecture, Digital vs. Analog Music Encoding.- Riemannian Harmony and The HarmonRubette Software.- De Saussure's Six Dichotomies.- The Babushka Principle in Semiotics: Connotation, Motivation, Metatheory.- The Musical Case of Iterated Imbrication of Semiotic Components.- What Is Art?.- MIDI Code.- Global Music.- Gesture Theory in Music.- Frege's Prison of Functions.- Music Without Scores. Neuroscience and Gestures.- Mathematical Gesture Theory.- Creativity Theory.

Editorial Reviews

"This is an excellent book that comprehensively deals with various aspects of music. . Throughout the work, each chapter begins with a detailed summary that assists the reader. The pictures, figures, and tables are of excellent quality. In addition, a valuable list of references is provided for further research. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers." (M. G. Prasad, Choice, Vol. 57 (11), July, 2017)