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The previous, however sketchy, discussion of the history of performance theory has exhibited a split development between philosophical and empirical perspectives. Uniting such categorically different aspects not only is a question of finding a common language, but also requires a unifying epistemological approach. The present state of the art lacks unity on a deeper ontological level. It is, in fact, not even clear which dimensions of musical ontology are involved when dealing with the totality of performance. Evidently, we cannot neglect its deeper semantics, neither can we reduce the topic to purely quantitative, positivistic positions. It turns out that performance is above all complex through its ramified ontological richness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Music Science
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages20
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameComputational Music Science
ISSN (Print)1868-0305
ISSN (Electronic)1868-0313

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© 2011, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


  • Fourth Dimension
  • Mental Reality
  • Neutral Level
  • Semiotic System
  • Signi Cation


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