The evolution of sensibility

Understanding the science behind aesthetic perception could guide and restrain the ‘shock of the new’ approach to music. Composer Roger Reynolds explains how.

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    Levitin, D. J. & Cuddy, L. L (eds) Music Percept. 22 167–364 (2004).

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    McAdams, S. amp; Battier, M. Perception and Creation of a Contemporary Musical Work: The Angel of Death Project by Roger Reynolds, Ircam-Centre Pompidou, Paris (in the press).

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Reynolds, C. The evolution of sensibility. Nature 434, 316–319 (2005).

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