The Memetics of Music: A Neo-Darwinian View of Musical Structure and Culture
The purpose of this book is to show that memetics offers a new perspective on musical structure - which can be conceived as the disposition of memes within a work, at various hierarchical levels: musical style and musical style change.
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abstract allele analogous analysis analytical antecedent archetypes argued articulation Beethoven biological brain Chapter co-adaptation cognitive coindexation complex composer concept configurations constraints context copying-fidelity Darwinian Dawkins Dawkins's defined Dennett dialect differential discrete discussed distinction elements encoded engendered evolution evolutionary Example exist Figure foreground function genes and memes genetic Gestalt Gjerdingen hierarchic human Humdrum i-rp value imitation implication individual information content instantiations interval intervallic intraopus J.C. Bach locus melodic meme pool memeplex memetic replication memory memotypic methodologies middleground mnemon Mozart musical memes mutation Narmour natural selection neuronal nodes notes notion operation organization parameters particles patterns perceptual-cognitive salience perspective phemotypic pitch propagated relationship representation represented rhythm rhythmic schema schemata segmentation selfish Selfish Gene sense sequence sonata sonata form specific structural meme structural-hierarchic style Symphony teleology template tetrachord theory tonal top-down transmission unit unit of selection universal Darwinism Ursatz verbal-conceptual memes voice-leading