Musical Sense-Making and the Concept of Affordance: An Ecosemiotic and Experiential Approach

  title={Musical Sense-Making and the Concept of Affordance: An Ecosemiotic and Experiential Approach},
  author={Mark Reybrouck},
This article is interdisciplinary in its claims. Evolving around the ecological concept of affordance, it brings together pragmatics and ecological psychology. Starting from the theoretical writings of Peirce, Dewey and James, the biosemiotic claims of von Uexküll, Gibson’s ecological approach to perception and some empirical evidence from recent neurobiological research, it elaborates on the concepts of experiential and enactive cognition as applied to music. In order to provide an operational… CONTINUE READING


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