Stemma Theory

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The stemma theory is introduced from its musicological and practical motivation. Semiotically speaking, performance is a result of a diachronic process. This is traced on the structure of a genealogical tree, the stemma of a performance. The stemma formalizes the diachronic process of rehearsal and practising. We describe the structure of stemmata as “family trees of performance”, together with the corresponding genetic and environmental principles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Music Science
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

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

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