The book will focus on Meyer's aesthetic rather than his music-theoretical proclivities, and is intended for academics and students in various fields as well as educated non-academics. The music scene is fluctuating, Meyer suggests, in that new and original styles or techniques are continuously emerging or developing on a small scale; it is static in that many of these developments seem unrelated, and are not likely to be grasped or progress as a whole. It will be posited that this theory foreshadowed and reflects important ideologies of contemporary culture, including postmodernism.
Renee Cox Lorraine is Professor of Music at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she teaches western music history, world music, and aesthetics.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Tendencies and Inhibitions Chapter 3 Chapter 1 Emotion and Meaning in Music Chapter 4 Chapter 2 Information Theory Chapter 5 Chapter 3 Implication Chapter 6 Chapter 4 Inhibition on a Cultural Level: A Fluctuating Stasis Chapter 7 Index Chapter 8 About the Author