Articles about Teleology

Between Romanticism and Modernism and Postmodernism: George Crumb's Black Angels
Music Theory Online (2012) Vol. 18, pp. 1-14

This article discusses the use of tonal quotation/pastiche in George Crumb's Black Angels (1970) in the context of an analysis of the entire work. I draw from Losada's work on postmodernism and collage to understand the organization of the quotation/pastiche ...

Exiles/inxiles: Differing axes of South African jazz during late apartheid
South African Music Studies (2012) Vol. 32, pp. 91-112

The late apartheid era in South Africa yielded two axes of local jazz. The first, pertaining to a teleological trajectory (from late apartheid to the beginnings of democracy), describes an evolving aesthetic which moves from protest to celebration. The second ...

Goal-Directed Soul? Analyzing Rhythmic Teleology in African American Popular Music
Journal of the American Musicological Society (2011) Vol. 64, No. 1, pp. 179-238

A theoretical consideration of teleology in African American popular music, focusing on the late-1960s output of Motown Records. The question of goal direction and musical value in popular music is traced back to the theoretical dispute between Leonard Meyer and ...

Goal-Directed Soul? Analyzing Rhythmic Teleology in African American Popular Music
Journal of the American Musicological Society (2011) Vol. 64, No. 1, pp. 179-237,275

A theoretical consideration of teleology in African American popular music, focusing on the late-1960s output of Motown Records. The question of goal direction and musical value in popular music is traced back to the theoretical dispute between Leonard Meyer and ...

Analysis, Description, and What Really Happens
Music Theory Online (2000) Vol. 6, pp. np

The distinction between analysis and description is not a useful one to make if our aim is to distinguish between writing about music that helps us hear and understand it better and writing that does not. If the distinction is ...