Otto Laske

Otto Laske

by Jerry Tabor
     
 

ISBN-10: 031330632X

ISBN-13: 9780313306327

Pub. Date: 05/30/1999

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Revolutionary approaches to compositional practice and musicological research have been associated with Otto Laske's work for over a quarter of a century. Laske's scientific understanding of the compositional process has made it possible to systematically formalize computer-assisted and computer synthesized music. In this book, international scholars survey new

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Revolutionary approaches to compositional practice and musicological research have been associated with Otto Laske's work for over a quarter of a century. Laske's scientific understanding of the compositional process has made it possible to systematically formalize computer-assisted and computer synthesized music. In this book, international scholars survey new directions in compositional and musicological practices as influenced by Laske's pioneering work. These two seemingly independent areas of inquiry, composition,and musicology, are presented as a comprehensive integration. The essays offer an interdisciplinary examination of issues imbued with ethnographic considerations of the musical experience, research in perception and brain functions, the design of computer-based neural networks that emulate human musical activities, investigations into the psychological make-up of artists, and a unique perspective on how computers are used in many different areas of music. Compositional and cognitive musicological research are placed in a historical perspective and accompanied with contemporary issues surrounding this research. An interview with Otto Laske and two of his own essays are also included.

This study of Otto Laske will appeal to musicologists and students of music theory and composition. Its interdisciplinary content will also interest scholars in a variety of fields including electronic music, ethnomusicology, computer science, artificial intelligence and other cognitive sciences, psychology, and philosophy. Researchers will appreciate the comprehensive bibliography of Laske's compositions and writings.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313306327
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/1999
Series:
Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance Series, #53
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

A Pioneer in Composition and Research by Jerry Tabor

Composition and Composition Theory

Sonology: A Questionable Science Revisited by Barry Truax

Structure as Performance: Cognitive Musicology and the Objectification of Compositional Procedure by Michael Hamman

PROJECT 1 Revisited: On the Analysis and Interpretation of PR1 Tables by Gottfried Michael Koenig

Cognitive Musicology

A Brief Overview of Otto Laske's Work by Joel Chadabe

Portrait of an Extraterrestrian by Bernard Bel

Adequacy Criteria for Models of Musical Cognition by Marc Leman

Modeling Musical Thinking by Jukka Louhivuori

Composition and Cognitive Musicology in Practice

A Composer's Cognitive Musicology by Nico Schüler

"Furies and Voices": Composition-Theoretical Observations by Otto Laske

Creating Music as an Articulation of Prelinguistic Senses of Self (A Lecture) by Otto Laske

The Newcomp Experiment by Curtis Roads

Bibliography: Selected Works of Otto Laske (1964-1998)

Index

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