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The perception of timescales in electroacoustic music

Pasoulas, Aki;
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Abstract
The purpose of this doctoral research is to explore the nature and perception of timescales in electroacoustic music, to examine modes of experiencing time, and to discover a method that uses this knowledge to the advantage of the composer. Although the main focus is on acousmatic works, much of the research presented here has a broader scope and is relevant to music and sound art in general.\ud \ud This thesis is initially inspired by Deleuze’s philosophical views on time to discover relationships between the flow of time and music, and continues to investigate time perception by exploring prevalent theories in the fields of psychology and psychoacoustics. In p...
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Chapter 1: The Perception of Time ...........................................................................14 1.1 The Nature of Time .................................................................................14 1.2 Time and Music.......................................................................................16 1.3 Temporal Experiences and the Perception of the Present..........................20 1.3.1 Time Experiences......................................................................20 1.3.2 The Present ...............................................................................24 1.4 Summary.................................................................................................28

Chapter 2: Physical and Psychological Timescales in Music .....................................30 2.1 Preface ....................................................................................................30 2.2 Physical Timescales.................................................................................30 2.3 Psychological Timescales ........................................................................33 2.4 Psychological Time Continuum...............................................................35 2.5 Factors Influencing Time Perception .......................................................36 2.5.1 Surrounding Environment: The Five Senses ..............................38 2.5.2 Temporal Syntax: Local and High-Level Time Structures...........................................................................................42 2.5.3 Temporal Associations, Semantic Content and Source Bonding .............................................................................................50 2.5.4 Listening Experiences, Psychological States and Emotional Responses .........................................................................58

Chapter 3: Perceptual Analysis of Sound at the Micro Level, and Temporal

Processes ..................................................................................................................70 3.1 Preface ....................................................................................................70 3.2 Definition of Microsound ........................................................................70 3.3 Behaviour of Microsound ........................................................................73 3.4 Subliminal Perception of Micro Events....................................................75 3.5 Micro-Macro Relationships .....................................................................77 3.6 Stimulus Complexity and Time Judgments ..............................................79 3.7 Altered Time Perception and Expectation................................................83 3.8 Summary.................................................................................................86

4.7 Structured Time and Behaviour of Timescales in Electroacoustic

Music: Concluding Remarks .........................................................................133 4.7.1 Summary of Issues Explored in the Compositions .....................133 4.7.2 General Remarks and Key Findings...........................................134 4.7.3 Future Directions.......................................................................136

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