the Special Issue Mathematical and Computational Approaches to Music: Three Methodological Reflections of the Journal of Mathematics and Music is now open access and available at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tmam20/6/2
Journal of Mathematics and Music, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2012
Special Issue: Mathematical and Computational Approaches to Music: Three Methodological Reflections
Guest Editors: Anja Volk and Aline Honingh
The Special Issue is dedicated to explicate and discuss methodological issues in the interdisciplinary research field of mathematical and computational approaches to music research. The Issue presents methodological reflections of the three authors (Alan Marsden, Guerino Mazzola, Geraint Wiggins) on achievements, failures, challenges, and interdisciplinary perspectives of mathematical and computational approaches to music research. Each of the three position papers written by the authors is commented in response articles by the other authors in order to capture competing points of view. Thus the Special Issue presents controversial perspectives on the contribution of mathematical and computational approaches to music research, hopefully stimulating a broad debate on these issues within the growing community of interdisciplinary music research.
Examples of topics discussed:
- The precision of mathematics and computation versus the imprecision of humans
- What kind of theory is music theory—and what are the consequences for mathematical and computational approaches to music?
- The use of models and the issue of abstraction
- Envisioned perspectives for interdisciplinarity
The table of content can be downloaded here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17459737.2012.712354
The introduction providing a short overview on the different topics of the discussion can be downloaded here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17459737.2012.704154