New perspectives on music and gesture.


Gritten, A. and King, E. Gritten, A. and King, E. (ed.) 2011. New perspectives on music and gesture. Aldershot Ashgate.
TitleNew perspectives on music and gesture.
AuthorsGritten, A. and King, E.
EditorsGritten, A. and King, E.

Building on the insights of the first volume on Music and Gesture (Gritten & King 2006), the rationale for this sequel volume is twofold: first, to clarify the way in which the subject is continuing to take shape by highlighting both central and developing trends, as well as popular and less frequent areas of investigation; second, to provide alternative and complementary insights into the particular areas of the subject articulated in the first volume. The thirteen chapters are structured in a broad narrative trajectory moving from theory to practice, embracing Western and non-Western practices, real and virtual gestures, live and recorded performances, physical and acoustic gestures, visual and auditory perception, among other themes of topical interest. The main areas of enquiry include psychobiology; perception and cognition; philosophy and semiotics; conducting; and, ensemble work and solo piano playing. The volume is intended to promote and stimulate further research in "Musical Gesture Studies".

SeriesSEMPRE Studies in the Psychology of Music
Place of publicationAldershot
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Deposited13 Feb 2009
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