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Temporal Associations, Semantic Content and Source Bonding

Pasoulas, Aki (2011) Temporal Associations, Semantic Content and Source Bonding. Organised Sound, 16 (1). pp. 63-68. ISSN 1355-7718. E-ISSN 1469-8153. ( (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:76260)

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Inspired by Denis Smalley’s theoretical ideas on spectromorphology and Albert Bregman’s (1990) auditory scene analysis, I began an investigation into the formation and segregation of timescales1 in electroacoustic music. This research inevitably led me to an exploration of the factors that shape our perception of time passing and estimation of durations, where spectromorphological issues intermingle with extra-musical associations, autobiographical experiences, emotional responses, and the surrounding environment at the time of listening. Ultimately, time perception affects the structural balance of a composition. This paper, which is part of my ongoing research, examines how the perception of time is affected by the semantic meaning and the spectromorphological characteristics of sound events.

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Uncontrolled keywords: Time perception, extra-musical associations
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Aki Pasoulas
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2019 12:43 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:26 UTC
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