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New Perspectives on Music and Gesture


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Contents: Introduction, Anthony Gritten and Elaine King; Psychobiology of musical gesture: innate rhythm, harmony and melody in movements of narration, Colwyn Trevarthen, Jonathan Delafield-Butt and Benjaman SchA gler; Gestures in music-making: action, information and perception, W. Luke Windsor; Co-articulated gestural-sonic objects in music, Rolf Inge GodA,y; Musical gesture and musical grammar: a cognitive approach, Lawrence M. Zbikowski; Distraction in polyphonic gesture, Anthony Gritten; The semiotic gesture, Ole KA hl; Gestural economies in conducting, Philip Murray Dineen; Computational analysis of conductors' temporal gestures, Geoff Luck; Gestures and glances: interactions in ensemble rehearsal, Elaine King and Jane Ginsborg; Imagery, melody and gesture in cross-cultural perspective, Gina Fatone, Martin Clayton, Laura Leante and Matt Rahaim; Whose gestures? Chamber music and the construction of permanent agents, Roger Graybill; In the beginning was gesture: piano touch and the phenomenology of the performing body, Mine Dogantan-Dack; Motive, gesture and the analysis of performance, John Rink, Neta Spiro and Nicolas Gold; Index.

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Anthony Gritten is Head of Undergraduate Programmes, Royal Academy of Music, UK. His essays have appeared in the journals Performance Research, Musicae Scientiae, Dutch Journal of Music Theory, and British Journal of Aesthetics, and in various edited collections in English and German, as well as in philosophy books and artists' exhibition catalogues. A Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, he performs across the UK, Europe, and Canada, and has a close working relationship with the organist-composer Daniel Roth, several of whose recent works he has premiered. Elaine King is Senior Lecturer in Music at the Department of Drama and Music, University of Hull, UK. She has published widely on aspects of solo and ensemble performance, including gestures, breathing, rehearsal strategies and social interaction. She co-edited the first volume of Music and Gesture (with Anthony Gritten) and has co-edited Music and Familiarity (with Helen Prior). She is an ordinary member of the Council for the Royal Musical Association (RMA) and Conference Secretary for the Society of Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE). She is an active cellist, pianist and conductor, performing regularly in chamber and orchestral ensembles. Anthony Gritten, Elaine King, Colwyn Trevarthen, Jonathan Delafield-Butt, Benjaman Schogler, W. Luke Windsor, Rolf Inge Godoy, Lawrence M. Zbikowski, Ole Kuhl, Philip Murray Dineen, Geoff Luck, Jane Ginsborg, Gina Fatone, Martin Clayton, Laura Leante, Matt Rahaim, Roger Graybill, Mine Dogantan-Dack, John Rink, Neta Spiro, Nicolas Gold.

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