[The Perception of the Opposition Invariant/Variant]
This paper proposes that the use of repetition and variation is a constant in the musical construct irrespective of era or cultural origin. Taking this premise as a basis, an experimental study is described which investigates the perception — in the course of listening to a piece of music — of a polar opposition which can be termed Variant/Invariant in the light of the subjects’ prior knowledge and of the type of musical structure involved.
How to Cite:
Deliege, I., 1991. La Perception de L’Opposition Invariant/Variant. Psychologica Belgica, 31(2), pp.239–263. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/pb.823