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232 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190495107

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Nothing but Noise

Timbre and Musical Meaning at the Edge

Zachary Wallmark

  • First book to present an interdisciplinary theory on the contribution of timbre to musical meaning
  • Synthesizes original empirical results with humanistic interpretation
  • Includes case study essays on free jazz, Japanese shakuhachi music, and heavy metal
  • Incorporates the widest possible range of methodologies, from experimental psychology to continental ethics to reception studies and cultural theory
  • Connects analysis of timbre to the paradigm of embodied cognition

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