A Note New Music And Neurobiologic Research

Can They Meet?
  • Richard Toop


In the popular imagination there is probably no kind of music that seems more compatible with the ‘sciences’, loosely understood, than radical new music. No doubt the visible impact of technology on some branches of new music (most obviously, electronic music) has helped to foster prejudices. It should be clear though that the mere use of synthesizers, computers or other electronic equipment in the production or performance of music does not necessarily make the music so produced of interest to scientific research, any more than does the use of a contact microphone in the performance of a 19th century guitar concerto (though this latter case does have obvious sociological implications).


Emotional Expressiveness Musical Structure Western Music Emotional Connotation NEUROBIOLOGIC Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Toop
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  1. 1.Musicology DepartmentNew South Wales State Conservatorium of MusicSydneyAustralia

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