Computational Music Science

All About Music

The Complete Ontology: Realities, Semiotics, Communication, and Embodiment

Authors: Mazzola, G., Mannone, M., Pang, Y., O'Brien, M., Torunsky, N.

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  • Presents ideas in a critical manner, highlighting problems with earlier teaching approaches
  • Includes many illustrations and exercises with solutions
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About this Textbook

This book explains music’s comprehensive ontology, its way of existence and processing, as specified in its compact characterization: music embodies meaningful communication and mediates physically between its emotional and mental layers. The book unfolds in a basic discourse in everyday language that is accessible to everybody who wants to understand what this topic is about. Musical ontology is delayed in its fundamental dimensions: its realities, its meaningful communication, and its embodied utterance from musical creators to an interested audience.

The authors' approach is applicable to every musical genre and is scientific, the book is suitable for non-musicians and non-scientists alike.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Guerino Mazzola earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Zurich University. He wrote the groundbreaking book The Topos of Music in 2002, its formal language and models are used by leading researchers in Europe, India, Japan, and North America and have become a foundation of music software design. Prof. Mazzola has an appointment as professor in the School of Music at the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota.

Maria Mannone and Yan Pang are completing their Ph.D. work in the School of Music of the University of Minnesota.

Margaret O’Brien and Nathan Torunsky are undergraduate students in the School of Music of the University of Minnesota.

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“This is an excellent book that comprehensively deals with various aspects of music. … Throughout the work, each chapter begins with a detailed summary that assists the reader. The pictures, figures, and tables are of excellent quality. In addition, a valuable list of references is provided for further research. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers.” (M. G. Prasad, Choice, Vol. 57 (11), July, 2017)

“The book is highly recommended as a general introduction to these four subjects as related to music because it delivers the information in an accessible language. The authors’ approach is applicable to every musical genre, in a manner suitable for nonmusicians and nonscientists alike.” (C. Delrieux, Computing Reviews, January, 22 , 2018)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
All About Music
Book Subtitle
The Complete Ontology: Realities, Semiotics, Communication, and Embodiment
Authors
Series Title
Computational Music Science
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47334-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47334-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47333-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83714-7
Series ISSN
1868-0305
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 191
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations, 114 illustrations in colour
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