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Lilt: a theory of melody

A melody has to catch the ear. A lilt is an up and down movement that has to be asymmetrical or surprising in some way. It can go up, and ...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"the frames of critical cosmopolitanism"

I have been accused of ignoring these frames (in a musicological article that cites my work). I am sure I do ignore them, because I don't even know what they are. This kind of charge is impossible to refute, because the phrase itself has no clear meaning. I am not irritated, though, but pleased that someone is citing me for the first time in a musicology journal.

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