The Musical Representation: Meaning, Ontology, and Emotion (Bradford Books) by Charles O. Nussbaum
English | Nov 2, 2007 | ISBN: 0262140969 | 400 Pages | PDF | 5 MB
How human musical experience emerges from the audition of organized tones is a riddle of long standing. In The Musical Representation, Charles Nussbaum offers a philosophical naturalist's solution. Nussbaum founds his naturalistic theory of musical representation on the collusion between the physics of sound and the organization of the human mind-brain. He argues that important varieties of experience afforded by Western tonal art music since 1650 arise through the feeling of tone, the sense of movement in musical space, cognition, emotional arousal, and the engagement, by way of specific emotional responses, of deeply rooted human ideals.