This is a very intersting subject, and the abstract makes me want to read more.. but there is a massive draw back, how can you mention in your title western musical style and not mention anything about popular music, jazz and contemporary music? I can read that in fact you are just interested by melody. That's all right, but not mentioned in your title. Do you know that Hugues Dufourt, Costin Miereanu, Salvatore Sciarrino are specifically working on the transformation of western melody particularly using jazz standard. Beside, Kaija Saariaho has developped a very specific approach to melody. And I am not mentioning obviously the work of Wayne Shorter who has to my opinion push the idea of popular melody very far etc etc
It is time not to work on Commercial period of classical music. I remember this beautiful article on Density 21.5 by Marc Leman... this was to my opinion where research should have gone... unfortunatly like for many others money business has oriented his research... to help Google !!
But anyway, nice to see that music is not forgotten on the Auditory List.
De : Pablo Hernán Rodriguez Zivic <elsonidoq@xxxxxxxxx>
À : AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Envoyé le : Jeudi 30 mai 2013 1h01
Objet : Perceptual basis of evolving western musical styles
Dear List,I hereby announce my first "Open Access" paper "Perceptual basis of evolving western musical styles" which appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesThanks for your attention.