Re: musical elements - conceptual correlations (Brian Gygi )

Subject: Re: musical elements - conceptual correlations
From:    Brian Gygi  <bgygi(at)INDIANA.EDU>
Date:    Fri, 1 Sep 2000 09:55:18 -0500

You can find some of the commonly used semantic terms for all kinds of auditory events in these works: A recent talk given by Kidd, Gary R. and Watson, Charles S. at the fall 1999 ASA meeting in Columbus: "Sound quality judgements of everyday sounds". J. Acoust. Soc. Am. vol. 106, no. 4 pt.2 pg 2267 Published reports include: Osgood, Charles (1952) Psych. Bulletin, 49 p. 197. Solomon, Lawrence M. (1958) Semantic Approach to the Perception of Complex Sounds, JASA 30(5), pp 421-425 Von Bismarck, G. (1974) Timber of Steady Sounds: A Factorial Investigation of its Verbal Attributes, Acustica 30, 146-159. Von Bismarck, G. (1974) Sharpness of Steady Sounds: Acustica 30, 159-172. Howard Jr., James H. & Sliverman, Eugene (1976). A Multidimensional Scaling Analysis of 16 Complex Sounds. Perception & Psychophysics 19(2), 1993-200. Bjork, E.A. (1985) The Perceived Quality of Natural Sounds, Acustica, 1957, 185-188. Hope these are helpful! Brian Gygi Psychology Dept. Indiana University On Fri, 1 Sep 2000, Odd Torleiv Furnes wrote: > Dear list > > I am currently working on a Ph.D degree in music. One aspect of my work > is doing a mapping of the "musical object" - its various parameters into > axis with max. and min. values and their conceptual correlations. I am > looking for expressions used in daily speech; - large/small, sharp/soft, > rough/smooth, stable/unstable, intense/relaxed, etc....(Bruce Walkers > recent posting was very interesting) All aspects and all degrees of > magnification are relevant - from particular musical attributes > "isolated" from time, to musical structures spanning over larger amounts > of time (e.g. melody, harmonic progressions, rhythmic structures etc.). > Is there anyone out there with knowledge of any similiar work that my > own work may benefit from? > > Very grateful for any help! > > regards > Torleiv Furnes > > Ph.D.student > Department of Musicology > University of Oslo > Norway > phone: +4762521667 > >

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