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Music As A Space Of Possibilities

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This chapter suggests that each elide another interpretive possibility in their writings on musicof theorising music as a spatial form, and one not only constituted through time or rhythm, and melody. It is not only the space of performance, of reception, of listening and interpretation that is of concern here, but also the internal space of the creation, arrangement and voicing of that space. Georg Simmels Philosophy of Money can be drawn on as an initial statement of the first part of our inventionrhythm and melody. In terms of the social theorization of music, Max Webers work represents the apogee of the social-theoretical tradition prior to the work of Theodor Adorno. Post-Renaissance music that is the Baroque, or the formation of musical modernity involved the development of a number of different dimensions.

Keywords: Max Weber; melody; musical modernity; post-renaissance music; rhythm

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