Time in music. Music in time

Course Information
TitleΟ χρόνος στη μουσική. Η μουσική στο χρόνο / Time in music. Music in time
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600013909

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 33
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses845
Music CompositionElective Courses845

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
  • English (Instruction)
Learning Outcomes
The courser’s learning objectives include: 1) Understanding of research with regard to the investigation of multifarious experiences of musical time; 2)Familiarization with representative research methodologies, data analysis, and report writing; 3) Development of the skills required for written critical summaries of relevant theoretical and empirical literature; 4) Empirical investigations on a specific topic of interest concerning musical time in the fields of the psychology of music and/or music education. Students will be expected to carry out small projects (individually or in teams) as a means to answer their own questions about the role of temporal experience in music.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In an interview visual artist Marcel Duchamp called his work “breathing” instead of art. More specifically, he said: “I like living, breathing better than working...my art is that of living. Each second, each breath is a work which is inscribed nowhere, which is neither visual nor cerebral…” The course “Time in Music. Music in Time” aims to help students examine the philosophical, psychological, sensory, and organizational processes involved in the temporal experience of music and the way learning occurs. In addition, significant attention will be devoted to the role of time in culture and its many uses and functions will be tackled and related to the musical experience. Topics to be covered will include: 1) The temporal dimension of sound, 2) The relation of music to other social rhythms and durations, 3) The relation of music listening to memory and beliefs about subjectivity, diachrony, stasis, reversibility, “time of the other,” 4) The effects of multimedia, interactivity, and cyberspace on the experience of social and musical time. 5) The relationship between musical time and space as it appears in improvisation, soundscapes, film, and other inter-artistic practices.
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment260.9
Written assigments301
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Kεφάλαια από: Hallam, S., Cross, I., & Thaut, M. (Eds.) (2009). The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Kramer, J. D. (1988). The Time of Music: New Meanings, New Temporalities, New Listening Strategies. New York: Schirmer Books. Lapidaki, E. (1996). Consistency of tempo judgments as a measure of time experience in music listening (Doctoral Dissertation, Northwestern University, 1996). (Dissertation Abstracts International, AAD97-14633). Lapidaki, E., & Alexandru, M. (2008). Temporal experience in ecclesiastical chanting: A collaborative approach between music psychology and Byzantine musicology (full-text). In Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of Interdisciplinary Musicology (theme: Musical Structure). Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,Thessaloniki, Greece, 2-6 July. Lapidaki, E. (2000). Stability of tempo judgments in music listening. Music Education Research, 2(1), 25-44.
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