Time, Memory And The Musical Perception

  • Kivilcim Yildiz Seznurkmez
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 101)


The aim of this paper is to discuss certain issues, concerning musical perception, in relation to Edmund Husserl’s (1859–1938) phenomenology of time-consciousness. Starting with the basic concepts of Husserl’s analysis of time-consciousness, I will try to focus on examining the subject, specifically from the point of view of a musicologist. The discussions on time in music do not generally explain the specific characteristics of the temporal order of sound directly. However, rare discussions come up on the basis of this issue too. Among those, the phenomenological approach offers a comprehensive view. The basic assumption in this paper is that the phenomenological view which is developed on time-consciousness provides us a detailed view for the perception of the temporal and spatial natures of music.


Primary Memory Secondary Memory Musical Perception Tonal System Temporal Object 
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