Meter as Rhythm by Christopher HastyMeter as Rhythm by Christopher Hasty

Meter as Rhythm

byChristopher Hasty

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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In this book Christopher Hasty presents a striking new theory of musical duration. Drawing on insights from modern "process" philosophy, he advances a fully temporal perspective in which meter is released from its mechanistic connotations and recognized as a concrete, visceral agent of musicalexpression. Part one of the book reviews oppositions of law and freedom, structure and process, determinacy and indeterminacy in the speculations of theorists from the eighteenth century to the present. Part two reinterprets these contrasts to form a highly original account of meter that engagesdiverse musical repertories and aesthetic issues.
Christopher Hasty is at University of Pennsylvania.
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Title:Meter as RhythmFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:328 pages, 10.24 × 7.24 × 0.94 inShipping dimensions:10.24 × 7.24 × 0.94 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195100662

ISBN - 13:9780195100662

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"[A] significant contribution to the study of the temporal aspects of music."--Choice