Timbral Environments: An Ecological Approach to the Cognition of Timbre

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dc.creator Ferrer, Rafael
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-19T14:35:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-19T14:35:07Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04
dc.identifier.citation Empirical Musicology Review, v6 n2 (Apr 2011), 64-74 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1559-5749
dc.identifier.other EMR000123a
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/51213
dc.description.abstract This study formulates an ecological framework that links the environment and human systems, to support further arguments on the influence of timbre in the music appreciation schemata. At the core of the framework is the notion of timbral environments, which is introduced as an epistemological foundation to characterize perceptual cues of internalized representations of music, and to explore how these are expressed in the dynamics of diverse external environments. The proposed notion merges the concepts of macrotimbre (Sandell, 1998) and soundscape (Schafer, 1977) to distinguish between the formulated framework and traditional approaches to timbre, which are mainly concerned with short-term temporal auditory events. The notion of timbral environments enables the focus of timbre research to be shifted from isolated events to socially relevant sounding objects, hence facilitating the identification of connections between semantic descriptors and the physical properties of sounds. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Empirical Musicology Review en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EMR000123a en_US
dc.subject timbral environments en_US
dc.subject macrotimbre en_US
dc.subject soundscape en_US
dc.title Timbral Environments: An Ecological Approach to the Cognition of Timbre en_US
dc.type Article en_US