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During this ebook Christopher Hasty offers a awesome new concept of musical length. Drawing on insights from smooth "process" philosophy, he advances a completely temporal viewpoint during which meter is published from its mechanistic connotations and well-known as a concrete, visceral agent of musical expression. half one of many booklet studies oppositions of legislation and freedom, constitution and method, determinacy and indeterminacy within the speculations of theorists from the eighteenth century to the current. half reinterprets those contrasts to shape a hugely unique account of meter that engages varied musical repertories and aesthetic issues.

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