Rhythm Science

Rhythm Science. Myth Science. A catalog of undecided moments at the edge of my thinking process. This is not about pseudonyms or alter egos. That's already been done. Think of this book as an exploration of the cold logic of the surface ...

Author: Paul D. Miller

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262261006

Category: Music

Page: 136

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The art of the mix creates a new language of creativity. "Once you get into the flow of things, you're always haunted by the way that things could have turned out. This outcome, that conclusion. You get my drift. The uncertainty is what holds the story together, and that's what I'm going to talk about."—Rhythm Science The conceptual artist Paul Miller, also known as Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid, delivers a manifesto for rhythm science—the creation of art from the flow of patterns in sound and culture, "the changing same." Taking the Dj's mix as template, he describes how the artist, navigating the innumerable ways to arrange the mix of cultural ideas and objects that bombard us, uses technology and art to create something new and expressive and endlessly variable. Technology provides the method and model; information on the web, like the elements of a mix, doesn't stay in one place. And technology is the medium, bridging the artist's consciousness and the outside world. Miller constructed his Dj Spooky persona ("spooky" from the eerie sounds of hip-hop, techno, ambient, and the other music that he plays) as a conceptual art project, but then came to see it as the opportunity for "coding a generative syntax for new languages of creativity." For example: "Start with the inspiration of George Herriman's Krazy Kat comic strip. Make a track invoking his absurd landscapes...What do tons and tons of air pressure moving in the atmosphere sound like? Make music that acts a metaphor for that kind of immersion or density." Or, for an online "remix" of two works by Marcel Duchamp: "I took a lot of his material written on music and flipped it into a DJ mix of his visual material—with him rhyming!" Tracing the genealogy of rhythm science, Miller cites sources and influences as varied as Ralph Waldo Emerson ("all minds quote"), Grandmaster Flash, W. E. B Dubois, James Joyce, and Eminem. "The story unfolds while the fragments coalesce," he writes. Miller's textual provocations are designed for maximum visual and tactile seduction by the international studio COMA (Cornelia Blatter and Marcel Hermans). They sustain the book's motifs of recontextualizing and relayering, texts and images bleed through from page to page, creating what amount to 2.5 dimensional vectors. From its remarkable velvet flesh cover, to the die cut hole through the center of the book, which reveals the colored nub holding in place the included audio CD, Rhythm Science: Excerpts and Allegories from the Sub Rosa Archives, this pamphlet truly lives up to Editorial Director Peter Lunenfeld's claim that the Mediawork Pamphlets are "theoretical fetish objects...'zines for grown-ups."

On rhythm science

Medison I hold myself much honored to say anything definite on the so-called Rhythm science. This science or philosophy has first been propounded by Dr. Kurita, a Japanese savant. It is a monistic experimental philosophy, and has taken ...

Author: K. Sendo

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 1176904566

Category: History


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Rhythm and Race in Modernist Poetry and Science

Pound, Yeats, Williams, and Modern Sciences of Rhythm Michael Golston. ated at the center of the poem , so the archaic rhythmic signaling system of Noh is situated at the center of the dancer ; after all , Pound wanted to ground his ...

Author: Michael Golston

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231512336

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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In the half-century between 1890 and 1950, a variety of fields and disciplines, from musicology and literary studies to biology, psychology, genetics, and eugenics, expressed a profound interest in the subject of rhythm. In this book, Michael Golston recovers much of the work done in this area and situates it in the society, politics, and culture of the Modernist period. He then filters selected Modernist poems through this archive to demonstrate that innovations in prosody, form, and subject matter are based on a largely forgotten ideology of rhythm and that beneath Modernist prosody is a science and an accompanying technology. In his analysis, Golston first examines psychological and physiological experiments that purportedly proved that races responded differently to rhythmic stimuli. He then demonstrates how poets like Ezra Pound, W. B. Yeats, Mina Loy, and William Carlos Williams either absorbed or echoed the information in these studies, using it to hone the innovative edge of Modernist practice and fundamentally alter the way poetry was written. Golston performs close readings of canonical texts such as Pound's Cantos, Yeats's "Lake Isle of Innisfree," and William Carlos Williams's Paterson, and examines the role the sciences of rhythm played in racist discourses and fascist political thinking in the years leading up to World War II. Recovering obscure texts written in France, Germany, England, and America, Golston argues that "Rhythmics" was instrumental in generating an international modern art and should become a major consideration in our reading of reactionary avant-garde poetry.

Joyce and the Science of Rhythm

Thanks to therecent publication of MichaelGolston's Rhythm and RaceinModernist Poetics and Science (2008), many of the texts thatcontributed to the formationof thisscientific discourse on rhythmhave come to light, andithas now become ...

Author: W. Martin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137309458

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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This book situates Joyce's critical writings within the context of an emerging discourse on the psychology of rhythm, suggesting that A Portrait of the Artist dramatizes the experience of rhythm as the subject matter of the modernist novel. Including comparative analyses of the lyrical prose of Virginia Woolf and the 'cadences' of the Imagists, Martin outlines a new concept of the 'modern period' that describes the interaction between poetry and prose in the literature of the early twentieth century.

Science of Circadian Rhythms An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics

MD, PhD Circadian rhythm Suprachiasmatic nucleus Sleep-wake rhythm disorder Melatonin Irregular sleep-wake rhythm disorder (ISWRD) is a circadian rhythm disorder in which there is no ISWRD is most commonly seen in children with ...

Author: Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323402704

Category: Medical


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Dr. Phyllis Zee has put together an expert panel of authors on the topic of the Science of Circadian Rhythms. Articles include: Neurobiology of Circadian Rhythm Regulation, Effect of Light and Melatonin and other Melatonin Receptor Agonists on Human Circadian Physiology, Consequences of Circadian Disruption on Cardiometabolic Health, Consequences Circadian Disruption on Neurologic and Psychiatric Health, Aging and Circadian Rhythms, Circadian and Homeostatic Regulation of Sleep and Performance, Circadian disruption in Psychiatric Disorders, and more!

The Philosophy of Rhythm

Rhythm Science in the Lab We move now from idealist to materialist metrics. ... In their state-of-theart laboratories, they lent the study of rhythm and meter a new degree of scientific specialization, drawing on the methods of ...

Author: Peter Cheyne

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199347778

Category: Music

Page: 440

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Rhythm is the fundamental pulse that animates poetry, music, and dance across all cultures. And yet the recent explosion of scholarly interest across disciplines in the aural dimensions of aesthetic experience--particularly in sociology, cultural and media theory, and literary studies--has yet to explore this fundamental category. This book furthers the discussion of rhythm beyond the discrete conceptual domains and technical vocabularies of musicology and prosody. With original essays by philosophers, psychologists, musicians, literary theorists, and ethno-musicologists, The Philosophy of Rhythm opens up wider-and plural-perspectives, examining formal affinities between the historically interconnected fields of music, dance, and poetry, while addressing key concepts such as embodiment, movement, pulse, and performance. Volume editors Peter Cheyne, Andy Hamilton, and Max Paddison bring together a range of key questions: What is the distinction between rhythm and pulse? What is the relationship between everyday embodied experience, and the specific experience of music, dance, and poetry? Can aesthetics offer an understanding of rhythm that helps inform our responses to visual and other arts, as well as music, dance, and poetry? And, what is the relation between psychological conceptions of entrainment, and the humane concept of rhythm and meter? Overall, The Philosophy of Rhythm appeals across disciplinary boundaries, providing a unique overview of a neglected aspect of aesthetic experience.

The Science of English Verse

And inasmuch as " exact co - ordinations with reference to duration " is only a scientific term for rhythm from a certain point of view , we may say sweepingly that , All English words are primarily rhythmical .

Author: Sidney Lanier



Category: English language

Page: 458

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Infectious Rhythm

... to be sexists.23 ū Infectious Rhythm Scientific sexism , like epidemiological racism , is virulent — like a virus . ... The “ hard ” sciences , including both computer science and biology , continue to resist self - consciousness ...

Author: Barbara Browning

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415919814

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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