What Is Expressive Theory?

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Expressive theory has been sketched in sections 4.6, 4.7, 4.8 of chapter 4 dealing with (oni)ontology of performance. We have seen that expression splits into semantics and rhetorics: What is expressed, and how this is performed. Performance theory as it stands now partitions this complex of expressivity into three big themes: emotion, gesture, and analysis. These refer not to the rhetoric aspect, but to the variety of contents that are transferred to the audience, i.e. to the two axes of realities and embodiments on which these contents are distributed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Music Science
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

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

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© 2011, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


  • Expressive Performance
  • Expressive Theory
  • Gestural Dynamic
  • Ideological Position
  • Rhetorical Device


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