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New perspectives on music and gesture


Anthony Gritten


© Anthony Gritten, Elaine King and the Contributors 2011. All rights reserved. Building on the insights of the first volume on Music and Gesture (Gritten and King, Ashgate 2006), the rationale for this sequel volume is twofold: first, to clarify the way in which the subject is continuing to take shape by highlighting both central and developing trends, as well as popular and less frequent areas of investigation; second, to provide alternative and complementary insights into the particular areas of the subject articulated in the first volume. The thirteen chapters are structured in a broad narrative trajectory moving from theory to practice, embracing Western and non-Western practices, real and virtual gestures, live and recorded performances, physical and acoustic gestures, visual and auditory perception, among other themes of topical interest. The main areas of enquiry include psychobiology; perception and cognition; philosophy and semiotics; conducting; ensemble work and solo piano playing. The volume is intended to promote and stimulate further research in Musical Gesture Studies.


Gritten, A., & King, E. (Eds.). (2011). New perspectives on music and gesture. Farnham: Ashgate.

Book Type Edited Book
Acceptance Date Apr 1, 2011
Online Publication Date May 4, 2016
Publication Date Apr 1, 2011
Publisher Ashgate
Pages 1-300
Series Title SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music
Book Title New Perspectives on Music and Gesture
ISBN 9781138248700; 9780754664628
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