Systemic Abstractions: The Imaginary Regime

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Abstract

The chapter concentrates on the development of a system designed to constrain the pitch interval in western music. Western tuning systems, according to Knakkergaard, developed out of the Ancient Greek's mystical fascination with the number 4. Thus, the Ancient Greek's beliefs and imaginations are very much alive today in a musical system that both regulates and guides compositional imagination, and this remains the case even with the apparent freedom offered music by digitalization.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Sound & Imagination
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication date2019
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019

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Ancient Greek
Mystic
Tuning
Western music
Music

Keywords

  • system
  • diatonism
  • tuning

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Knakkergaard, M. (Accepted/In press). Systemic Abstractions: The Imaginary Regime. In The Oxford Handbook of Sound & Imagination Oxford University Press.
Knakkergaard, Martin. / Systemic Abstractions: The Imaginary Regime. The Oxford Handbook of Sound & Imagination. Oxford University Press, 2019.
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