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MU29-Perception/Cogn

TermDefinition
Surprise feeling: [rupture][relaxed <->tense], [warm<->cold] (awe, anticipation, rupture)
Sonic descriptors organized around terms developed by David Huron. Certainty/Uncertainty: predictable <-> unpredictable (event domain, frequency domain) consistent<->varied
Tendency pt 1: louder<->softer(loudness), lower<->higher (pitch,frequency bands),dull<->bright (timbre, loudness), thin <-> thick (event domain, texture, timbre), slow <-> fast (tempo, event domain), consonant<->dissonant (frequency domain)
Tendency pt 2: order <-> disorder (order-disorder continuum), opening<->continuuing<->closing (global morphology), empty <-> sparse<->full<->overcrowded (event domain, texture),
Tendency pt 3: smooth <-> rough (timbre), relaxed<->tense (frequency domain, grid-time), dry<->wet (resonance, room effects), simple<->complex (global morphology, form, structure), frontal<->close<->distant<->infinite (spatial location)
Completion: weak <-> strong (global morphology, form, structure), inconclusive <-> finished (global morphology, form, structure)
Mobility: flowing <-> halting (event domain), static <-> active <-> motion-filled (event domain), continuity <-> discontinuity (global morphology, form, structure)
Stability: stable <-> unstable <-> volatile/turbulent (event domain, frequency domain)
Power: weak <-> strong (frequency domain, event domain), delicate<-> muscular (frequency domain, event domain)
Emotion: warm <-> cold (global morphology)
Extinction When a passage slows down or otherwise extinguishes itself slowly.
Suspension When a passage first establishes itself in a process, then has a brief pause of some sort where time is suspended for an instant.
Putting on the Breaks When a pulsing passage slows down rapidly to a halt.
Taking it to the max When a passage pushes the limits of some boundary -- it can be a human performance limit, or some form of saturation of a process. in this temporal mode the music hits the limit of one continuum and is on the verge of a state change.
Compression-change When musical material speeds up rapidly, then breaks into almost silence followed by something new.
Compression-fall When musical material speeds up rapidly, then falls in frequency and then into silence.
Endless Trajectory When musical material spins itself out as if without end.
Stationary When musical material is in an unchanging musical state or moment, but might have a type of fixed motion like a mobile.
Beginning When there is lengthy feeling of starting up something.
Created by: vramar