The Resource Musicologia : musical knowledge from Plato to John Cage, Robin Maconie

Musicologia : musical knowledge from Plato to John Cage, Robin Maconie

Label
Musicologia : musical knowledge from Plato to John Cage
Title
Musicologia
Title remainder
musical knowledge from Plato to John Cage
Statement of responsibility
Robin Maconie
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""Musicologia crackles with ideas. Maconie writes as a professional musician who sees the art as 'meaningful activity' and who at the same time is at home both with the history of philosophy and physics and with current developments in those fields."--Roger Savage, honorary fellow, School of Literature, Languages, and Cultures, University of Edinburgh" ""Robin Maconie has done a brilliant job of building bridges between the musical experience-composing, performing, or listening-and a host of philosophical, scientific, religious, and literary contexts."-Elliott Schwartz, composer and writer, emeritus professor of music, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine" ""With verve, insight, and erudition, Robin Maconie charts exciting new territories revealing myriad connections between music and fundamental aspects of biology, mathematics, physics, and philosophy."-Stephen Davies, philosophy professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand, and author of Themes in the Philosophy of Music (2003)" "In Musicologia-meaning "musical reasoning" as distinct from a mere love of music-author and composer Robin Maconie takes aim against the fashionable misconception that music is empty of meaning, or "auditory cheesecake." Fresh and penetrating insights draw attention to the influence of musical analogy in the history of science and philosophy from ancient Greece to modern times. Since music has always existed, it is an expression of human consciousness. The discoveries of Pythagoras, Zeno, Kepler, Newton, and Einstein would not have been possible without a tradition of musical acoustics." "The story of Musicologia unfolds in thirty-one chapters, from primordial considerations of silence, communication, selfhood, balance, and motion to focus on more recent and specific issues of chaos, order, relativity, and artificial intelligence, showing that even the most controversial aspects of modern art music form part of a wider endeavor to engage with universal propositions of science and philosophy."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maconie, Robin
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3800
LC item number
.M236 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music and science
  • Music and science
  • Music
  • Muziektheorie
  • Musikästhetik
Label
Musicologia : musical knowledge from Plato to John Cage, Robin Maconie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Go! -- The aha! theory of creation -- Snake in a tree -- Error -- Isolation -- Notations -- Wheels -- String theory -- Paradox's regained -- Zeno's arrow -- Path integral -- Weights and measures -- The director's cut -- Brane waves -- Transition -- Transference -- Lecture on nothing -- Atonality -- Sprechtstimme -- Multiples -- A cochlear implant -- Serialism -- Schrödinger's cat -- Prepared piano -- Aleatory -- Satie's captions -- Minimalism -- Graphic music -- Cluster music -- Fractal music -- Simultaneity
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 524 pages
Isbn
9780810876965
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)551723696
  • (OCoLC)ocn551723696
Label
Musicologia : musical knowledge from Plato to John Cage, Robin Maconie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Go! -- The aha! theory of creation -- Snake in a tree -- Error -- Isolation -- Notations -- Wheels -- String theory -- Paradox's regained -- Zeno's arrow -- Path integral -- Weights and measures -- The director's cut -- Brane waves -- Transition -- Transference -- Lecture on nothing -- Atonality -- Sprechtstimme -- Multiples -- A cochlear implant -- Serialism -- Schrödinger's cat -- Prepared piano -- Aleatory -- Satie's captions -- Minimalism -- Graphic music -- Cluster music -- Fractal music -- Simultaneity
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 524 pages
Isbn
9780810876965
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)551723696
  • (OCoLC)ocn551723696

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