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Stimulus Complexity and Time Judgments

Pasoulas, Aki (2011) Stimulus Complexity and Time Judgments. In: Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference 2011. . pp. 163-165. Michigan Publishing, Ann Arbor, Michigan (KAR id:76261)


In my endeavour to try and understand the main mechanisms of time perception in electroacoustic music, I explored complexity and how it can affect our experience of timescales and passing of time. This experience ultimately influences our understanding of structures and balancing of sections, our appreciation of gestural and textural development, and the interconnection of concurrent, near and remote events. For the purpose of this research, important papers in time perception written mainly from cognitive psychologists have been examined, and relations to music perception were drawn. A list of situations where complexity may occur in electroacoustic music, with an emphasis on acousmatic music, has been compiled.

The relationship between complexity and psychological time, based on theories of Hogan, Priestly and Ornstein, is followed by an examination of complexity related to various parameters of sound.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
Uncontrolled keywords: timescales; time passing; time perception; complexity
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 13:02 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:26 UTC
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