The Tone of Our Times

The empirical reality of song was gradually “objectified” and “conceptually
abstracted” by a graphic practice founded on five fundamental notions: “the
perceptual and, later, quantitative concept of the interval [the tone]”; “the
consequent notion ...

The Tone of Our Times

Author: Frances Dyson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262028085

Page: 208

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In this wide-ranging book, Frances Dyson examines the role of sound in the development of economic and ecological systems that are today in crisis. Connecting early theories of harmony, cosmology, and theological doctrine to contemporary media and governance, Dyson uses sound, tone, music, voice, and noise as forms of sonority through which the crises of "eco" can be read. The sonic environment, Dyson argues, is fundamental to both sense and sensibility, and its delimitation has contributed to the "senselessness" of a world now caught between spiraling debt and environmental degradation. Dyson draws on scenes, historical moments, artworks, and artistic and theoretical practice to situate the reverberative atmosphere that surrounds and sustains us. From Pythagoras's hammer and the transmutation of music into mathematics, to John Cage's famous experience in the anechoic chamber, to the relocation of the stock market from the street to the computer screen, to Occupy Wall Street's "people's microphone": Dyson finds policies and practices of exclusion. The sound of Pythagoras's forge and the rabble of the market have been muted, rearticulated, and transformed, Dyson argues, through the monotones of media, the racket of financialization, and the gibberish of political speech. Informed by contemporary sound art, philosophy, media and sociopolitical theory, The Tone of Our Times offers insights into present crises that are relevant to a broader understanding of how space, the aural, and listening have shaped and continue to shape the world we live in.

On the Sensations of Tone

But the sort of motion within each single period may be any whatever, and yet if
the length of the periodic time of two musical tones is the same, they have the
same pitch. Hence: Pitch depends solely on the length of time in which each
single ...

On the Sensations of Tone

Author: Hermann Helmholtz

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486315460

Page: 608

View: 453

This masterly treatment of classical acoustics embodies the great physicist's lifetime of research and presents his vast knowledge of the field in a clear, easy-to-follow account. Includes 68 figures.

On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music

First, We easily recognise that the force or loudness of a musical tone increases
and diminishes with the extent or so-called amplitude of the ... The visible
vibrations become smaller and smaller, and at the same time the loudness
diminishes.

On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music

Author: Hermann L. F. Helmholtz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108001777

Page: 854

View: 669

The 1875 translation of Helmholtz's classic 1863 publication, which influenced composers and musicologists well into the twentieth century.

Debates in the Metaphysics of Time

First a c-tone, then a d-tone and then an e-tone sounds. What we hear, according
to Russell, when we hear the c-tone preceding the d-tone is the relational
universals of “occurring earlier than” together with its relata. We hear nothing else
.

Debates in the Metaphysics of Time

Author: L. Nathan Oaklander

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 178093677X

Page: 312

View: 590

A core topic in metaphysics, time is also central to issues in the philosophy of science, the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of religion. Debates in the Metaphysics of Time explores these close philosophical connections and tackles the contemporary debates using an interactive approach. Contributors put forward their views before commenting on the ideas of other contributors and defending against objections. Divided into 'metaphysics and time', 'consciousness and time' and 'God, time and human freedom', chapters are organized around key questions, including: How are we to understand the passage of time, or the 'change' an event seems to undergo when it moves from the future to the present and then recedes into the more and more distant past? Can we only be directly aware of what is momentary if we directly experience change and duration? How is God related to time and is divine foreknowledge and human freedom compatible? For students and researchers looking to understand the latest arguments in the philosophy of time, Debates in the Metaphysics of Time provides an original, up-to-date and accessible account of past, present and future debates.

Tone Clock

TIME. AND. MUSICALITY. One day in the nineteen-fifties, there fell from the head
of the then head of the Cologne avant-garde a marble, upon a marble chopping-
slab. This bounced and bounced, first slowly tik... tik... tik ... tik ... then ever faster ...

Tone Clock

Author: Peter Schat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136644806

Page: 426

View: 846

In addition, The Tone Clock contains a broad selection of Peter Schat's polemical writings, embracing historical, political, aesthetic and environmental perspectives. His book is not just of interest to composers, but it also provides a valuable insight for anyone interested in the development of twentieth-century music. Peter Schat, a former pupil of Pierre Boulez, exposes more than a new theory of music in The Tone Clock. Although he is a long-experienced serialist composer, in devising and using his tone clock system he has reached the clarity and simplicity which comprise two of his major compositional aims. His book, profusely illustrated with clearly analysed musical examples, will enable other composers to achieve similar aims in their own way, while remaining faithful to their own musical personalities. A former pupil of Pierre Boulez, Peter Schat is a well-known Dutch contemporary serialist composer.

Out of Time

their organization.'13 I suggest that Scruton is wrong, because a musical tone
can be heard without reference to pitch, rhythm, melody, or harmony, but it can
never be heard without reference to its tone quality or timbre, nor without
reference to ...

Out of Time

Author: Julian Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019023329X

Page: 400

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What does music have to say about modernity? How can this apparently unworldly art tell us anything about modern life? In Out of Time, author Julian Johnson begins from the idea that it can, arguing that music renders an account of modernity from the inside, a history not of events but of sensibility, an archaeology of experience. If music is better understood from this broad perspective, our idea of modernity itself is also enriched by the specific insights of music. The result is a rehearing of modernity and a rethinking of music - an account that challenges ideas of linear progress and reconsiders the common concerns of music, old and new. If all music since 1600 is modern music, the similarities between Monteverdi and Schoenberg, Bach and Stravinsky, or Beethoven and Boulez, become far more significant than their obvious differences. Johnson elaborates this idea in relation to three related areas of experience - temporality, history and memory; space, place and technology; language, the body, and sound. Criss-crossing four centuries of Western culture, he moves between close readings of diverse musical examples (from the madrigal to electronic music) and drawing on the history of science and technology, literature, art, philosophy, and geography. Against the grain of chronology and the usual divisions of music history, Johnson proposes profound connections between musical works from quite different times and places. The multiple lines of the resulting map, similar to those of the London Underground, produce a bewildering network of plural connections, joining Stockhausen to Galileo, music printing to sound recording, the industrial revolution to motivic development, steam trains to waltzes. A significant and groundbreaking work, Out of Time is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of music and modernity.

Reference Data for Engineers

The modulation level is 50 percent for the steady tones , 25 percent for the BCD
time code , 100 percent for the ... Though the announcements occur at different
times , the tone markers are transmitted at the exact same time from both stations
.

Reference Data for Engineers

Author: Mac E. Van Valkenburg

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780750672917

Page: 1672

View: 448

Reference Data for Engineers is the most respected, reliable, and indispensable reference tool for technical professionals around the globe. Written by professionals for professionals, this book is a complete reference for engineers, covering a broad range of topics. It is the combined effort of 96 engineers, scientists, educators, and other recognized specialists in the fields of electronics, radio, computer, and communications technology. By providing an abundance of information on essential, need-to-know topics without heavy emphasis on complicated mathematics, Reference Data for Engineers is an absolute "must-have" for every engineer who requires comprehensive electrical, electronics, and communications data at his or her fingertips. Featured in the Ninth Edition is updated coverage on intellectual property and patents, probability and design, antennas, power electronics, rectifiers, power supplies, and properties of materials. Useful information on units, constants and conversion factors, active filter design, antennas, integrated circuits, surface acoustic wave design, and digital signal processing is also included. The Ninth Edition also offers new knowledge in the fields of satellite technology, space communication, microwave science, telecommunication, global positioning systems, frequency data, and radar. * Widely acclaimed as the most practical reference ever published for a wide range of electronics and computer professionals, from technicians through post-graduate engineers. * Provides a great way to learn or review the basics of various technologies, with a minimum of tables, equations, and other heavy math.

The Philosophy of Time

Pull the plug on presence if you will, the baby remains in the bath, with the
problems of its anatomy—I mean there is no justification for treating the
decentring of the present as a pretext for ditching Husserl's problematics of time
as somehow ...

The Philosophy of Time

Author: Roger McLure

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134322313

Page: 224

View: 908

The question of the existence and the properties of time has been subject to debate for thousands of years. This considered and complete study offers a contrastive analysis of phenomenologies of time from the perspective of the problematics of the visibility of time. Is time perceptible only through the veil of change? Or is there a naked presence of 'time itself'? Or has time always effaced itself? McClure's new work also stages confrontations between phenomenology of time and analytical philosophy of time. By doing so he explores ancient issues from a fresh perspective, such as whether time passes, whether experimental time is 'real time', and whether the very concept of time is contradictory.

The Musical Times and Singing class Circular

The teacher should sing different interNo , 4 . vals on la , and let the scholars
guess which tones they are , according to number . ] Semibreve . Minim . Crotchet
. Quaver . Semiquaver . SECTION III . The Scale on the Staff . Semibreve Minim ...

The Musical Times and Singing class Circular

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A Companion to the Philosophy of Time

Husserl took retentions to be a sui generis mode of experience, different in kind
and character from ordinary memory, a form of experience which presents the
just-past in the present: the just-past tone as far as it falls into the present-time (
into ...

A Companion to the Philosophy of Time

Author: Adrian Bardon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118522052

Page: 600

View: 725

A Companion to the Philosophy of Time presents the broadest treatment of this subject yet; 32 specially commissioned articles - written by an international line-up of experts – provide an unparalleled reference work for students and specialists alike in this exciting field. The most comprehensive reference work on the philosophy of time currently available The first collection to tackle the historical development of the philosophy of time in addition to covering contemporary work Provides a tripartite approach in its organization, covering history of the philosophy of time, time as a feature of the physical world, and time as a feature of experience Includes contributions from both distinguished, well-established scholars and rising stars in the field

The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy

consciousness (the tone) or we can describe what Husserl refers to as the
duration of tone, insisting that the duration of the tone is not identical with the time
-object as such. “When a tone sounds, my objectifying apprehension can make
the ...

The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy

Author: Burt Hopkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317401395

Page: 406

View: 403

The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy provides an annual international forum for phenomenological research in the spirit of Husserl's groundbreaking work and the extension of this work by such figures as Scheler, Heidegger, Sartre, Levinas, Merleau-Ponty and Gadamer.

Time and the Warm Body

A Musical Perspective on the Construction of Time David L. Burrows. before I can
reach the curb. Now an ... At the same time, the flow of tones is a streaming of
intersections with musical timespans.[28] Each tone occupies a position in each
of ...

Time and the Warm Body

Author: David L. Burrows

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004158707

Page: 139

View: 786

This study deals with time and with music, and the link between the two is the suggestion that music is a modeling of the way we construct time. Time the now, duration, succession and order of succession; the past, the future is seen as a resource for managing systemic disequilibrium and as the evolutionary elaboration of the now. As organic dynamical systems humans maintain themselves by means of self-regulatory actions, nows, and these nows are proposed as feeding off a pre-temporal, interindividually accessed energy in nature, an ongoing cosmic proto-present. Speech is a way out of sensory immediacy and a way into a complex shared world where coordination and planning take place away from the distractions of the present as given by the senses. Music is presented as one of a group of behaviors comprising the arts and games that evolved in parallel with language to compensate for its abstractness. Language tends to the complexly abstract and music favors the complex, sensorially concrete: like speech, music operates on a synthetic plane, but provides synthetic occasions for sensory immediacy at a level of complexity to match that of language.

Adam Levy Play the Right Stuff

THE THREE T'S : TIME , TONE , TOUCH To get started , let's take a look at what I
call the Tone is the quality of your sound . Touch is your “ Three T's ” of guitar
playing : time , tone , and touch . musical fingerprint — the subtle things both
hands ...

Adam Levy  Play the Right Stuff

Author: Adam Levy

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457421334

Page:

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Join Grammy® Award-winning guitarist Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman, and others) as he reveals the techniques and secrets behind his success as one of today's most respected players. This eye-opening look into the mind of a guitar master will add new dimensions to your own playing. Topics include time, tone, touch, and space; triads and dyads; slash chords and chord voicings; using a capo; rhythmic phrasing; comping over bass grooves; and practical tips for all guitarists. This book features standard notation and TAB for all exercises and examples.

A Question of Time

His own account describes it best: The thread was to be the occurrence time and
again in human families (like Durin ... The Lost Road, Janus-faced, looks both
backward and forward — backward to the high and far-off epic tone and time of
the ...

A Question of Time

Author: Verlyn Flieger

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873386999

Page: 276

View: 884

Tolkien's concern with time - past and present, real and faerie - captures the wonder of travel into other worlds and other times. This work shows that he was not just a mythmaker and writer of escapist fantasy but a man whose relationship to his own century was troubled and critical.

The Standard Speaker

The monotone is varied , in the ita cized part , to the tone of passionate emotion
and supplication . TIME . Modulation incluiles , also , the considuration of time ,
which is natural in the pronunciation of certain passages . The combinations ,
then ...

The Standard Speaker

Author: Epes Sargent

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 558

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Cisco Unity Deployment and Solutions Guide

The tones , for the most part , are consistently represented by the switch . But
tones have slight deviations in their frequency and / or cadence at times . These
tolerances are accounted for . Table 17-1 lists the definitions of the tone template
 ...

Cisco Unity Deployment and Solutions Guide

Author: Todd Stone

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 9781587051180

Page: 959

View: 228

Cisco Unity Deployment and Solutions Guide shows you how to integrate Cisco Unity with Cisco IP-based communication solutions, including Cisco CallManager. Part I introduces you to the Cisco Unity architecture and teaches you about the Cisco Unity feature set. Part II helps you design and deploy a unified message solution with Cisco Unity, and Part III helps you manage and administer your solution by leveraging the tools within Cisco Unity. Cisco Unity Deployment and Solutions Guide teaches you all that you need to know about designing, deploying, and managing a sustainable, unified messaging solution.