Temporal Gestalt Perception in Music

@article{Tenney1980TemporalGP,
  title={Temporal Gestalt Perception in Music},
  author={J. Tenney and L. Polansky},
  journal={Journal of Music Theory},
  year={1980},
  volume={24},
  pages={205}
}
For the historian, time is not the undifferentiated "continuum" of the theoretical physicist, but a hierarchically ordered network of moments, incidents, episodes, periods, epochs, eras, etc.-i.e., time-spans whose conceptual "boundaries" are determined by the nature of the events or processes occurring within them (or of the historian's interpretation of these events or processes). Similarly for the musician, a piece of music does not consist merely of an inarticulate stream of elementary… Expand

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