Memesatz contra Ursatz: Memetic perspectives on the aetiology and evolution of musical structure

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dc.contributor.author Jan, Steven
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-30T21:20:30Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-30T21:20:30Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Jan, S. (2010). Memesatz contra Ursatz: Memetic perspectives on the aetiology and evolution of musical structure. Musicae Scientiae, 14(1), 3-50.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/23080
dc.description.abstract This article discusses the aetiology and evolution of musical structure, specifically the sonata-form exposition, from a memetic perspective. It regards established musical forms as replicated schemata arising from the conglomeration of foreground-level memes, the resultant archetypes (structural memes or Memesätze) being replicated (reinstantiated) by different collections of functionally analogous (allelic) memes. After a discussion of the theoretical background including the top-down/bottom-up generative dichotomy as it applies to form, and some attributes of memes affecting conglomeration three sonata expositions, by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, are discussed as specific evidence in support of the general hypotheses advanced.       en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.subject.other memesatz en
dc.subject.other Ursatz en
dc.subject.other allele en
dc.subject.other memetics en
dc.subject.other meme en
dc.title Memesatz contra Ursatz: Memetic perspectives on the aetiology and evolution of musical structure en
dc.type Article en

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