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The Psychology of Music in Multimedia$
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Siu-Lan Tan, Annabel J. Cohen, Scott D. Lipscomb, and Roger A. Kendall

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199608157

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608157.001.0001

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How pitch and loudness shape musical space and motion

How pitch and loudness shape musical space and motion

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(p.165) Chapter 8 How pitch and loudness shape musical space and motion
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The Psychology of Music in Multimedia
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Zohar Eitan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608157.003.0008

Musicians have traditionally referred to musical features and events in terms of spatial location or movement (e.g., high and low pitch, rising and falling melody). Current empirical research reveals that basic auditory features, like pitch or loudness, are indeed consistently mapped in perception or cognition onto aspects of physical space and bodily motion, mappings often independent of the actual motion or location of the sound sources involved. This chapter reviews research examining how auditory pitch and loudness are associated perceptually or cognitively with aspects of space and motion, such as spatial directions in three-dimensional space, speed, and physical size. While also surveying the considerable body of research that has investigated these relationships using rarified auditory and visual stimuli, the chapter emphasizes recent studies using musical or music-like contexts. These studies begin to reveal the matrix of perceived musical space—a surprisingly complex web of correspondences and interactions among auditory and spatio-kinetic features.

Keywords:   cross-modal interaction, cross-domain mapping, auditory, visual, metaphor, pitch, loudness, musical space, motion

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