Computational Music Science

The Topos of Music I: Theory

Geometric Logic, Classification, Harmony, Counterpoint, Motives, Rhythm

Authors: Mazzola, Guerino

  • Describes a universal conceptual approach to the computational science of music
  • Comprises detailed models of harmony, rhythm, motives, and counterpoint, together with classic examples from the compositions of Beethoven and Schumann
  • Presents an indispensable basis for computer implementation of musical creativity and analysis of harmonic, motivic, contrapuntal, and rhythmical structures
  • Offers a unique source to learn about classification theorems and lists of local and global musical structures
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This is the first volume of the second edition of the now classic book “The Topos of Music”. The author explains the theory's conceptual framework of denotators and forms, the classification of local and global musical objects, the mathematical models of harmony and counterpoint, and topologies for rhythm and motives.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64364-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $104.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64363-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Topos of Music I: Theory
Book Subtitle
Geometric Logic, Classification, Harmony, Counterpoint, Motives, Rhythm
Authors
Series Title
Computational Music Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64364-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64364-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64363-2
Series ISSN
1868-0305
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XLIX, 656
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 162 illustrations in colour
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