Articles about Phenomenology

Normalizing Musical Contour Theory
Journal of Music Theory (2016) Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 23-50

The advent of the numerical representation of contour was a watershed in the development of musical contour theory. Both Michael L. Friedman and Robert D. Morris pioneered the practice by mapping pitches in ascending registral order onto the subset of ...

Inter-Active Listening: Re-envisioning Receptive Music Therapy/L'écoute inter-active : la musicothérapie réceptive fait peau neuve
Canadian Journal of Music Therapy (2014) Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 32-42

The interactions and dynamics between client and therapist in receptive music therapy as defined by Bruscia (1998) are often complex and multilayered. This paper, which is based on a phenomenological narrative inquiry that investigated the music therapy experiences of four ...

Aural Territories: how phenomenology taught me how to compose electroacoustic spatial music
Divergence Press (2014) , No. 3, pp. np

In this article I describe the process of creation, performance, and reception of two sets of multichannel pieces--"Journey I and II" and "Night Song I and II"--performed as part of "Aural Territories: a concert of spatial electroacoustic music." The main ...

The Phenomenology of Chopin's Mazurkas
Problemy Muzykalnoi Nauki (2014) , No. 2, pp. 78-82

The article is devoted to the search for a structural semantic invariant of the genre of the mazurka, which has accumulated into itself the profound sources of Frederic Chopin's musical style. The Mazurkas are examined through the prism of their ...

Learning Among Critical Friends in the Instrumental Setting
Update (2014) Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 60-67

The article is based on a phenomenological way of thinking about knowledge and learning and will treat the concepts of response and critical friends as ways of sharing experience in higher music education. The problem area I want to illuminate ...

WITHOUT WORDS: MUSIC AS COMMUNICATION FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to develop a deeper understanding of the communicative nature of music in music therapy with children diagnosed with autism. Three Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapists were selected to participate in this study based on their ...