Sub-Axis 1

Music Analysis


The aim is to extract theory that is implicit in written scores and embodied in recordings of notated and un-notated music. For notated music, scores will be analyzed while listening to different performances, and they will be annotated according to a number of taxonomies related to the musical functions of orchestration sought by composers, the orchestration techniques used to achieve them, and the resulting perceptual effects related to auditory grouping principles and emerging perceptual qualities and associations that arise from the music. The extension to contemporary orchestration and un-notated musics will require additional compositional and analytical expertise and significant evolution of the analysis taxonomies.