The "Musico-Linguistics" Meme

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The "Musico-Linguistics" Meme: Recursion and American Academic Inquiry into Musical Meaning since Bernstein in Boston

Presentation by Jordan Randall Smith

Musician Jordan Smith is a conductor, percussionist, educator, composer, and writer from Dallas, TX currently residing in Baltimore, MD.

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This 10-minute presentation was originally given to the Musicology Colloquium for Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Candidates at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 12.19.2012.

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  • NEXT: Penrose http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvSD1EAlAUQ
  • If one assumes, for the moment, that sentence structure is exhaustively describable by some kind of sentence parsing , or constituent analysis , then there is no way to make explicit certain fundamental differences of structure between the two. This is kind of like reducing fractions and crossing out redundant denominators
  • If one assumes for the moment , that sentence structure is exhaustively describable by some kind of sentence parsing , or constituent analysis , then there is no way to make explicit certain fundamental differences of structure between the two. This is kind of like reducing fractions and crossing out redundant denominators
  • A breakdown or division into components, or constituents , would be the same for both sentences: NEXT: Recursive Structures 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjeut__QFo8&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  • A breakdown or division into components, or constituents , would be the same for both sentences:
  • A breakdown or division into components, or constituents, would be the same for both sentences:
  • A breakdown or division into components, or constituents, would be the same for both sentences:
  • A breakdown or division into components, or constituents, would be the same for both sentences: NEXT: Recursive Structures 6
  • NEXT: Bernstein http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SaI8T3pcE8&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  • NEXT: Penrose http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ0wCfla_gs

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  • 1. The Musico-Linguistics Meme:Recursion and American Academic Inquiry intoMusical Meaning since Bernstein in BostonPresentation by Jordan Randall SmithDecember 19, 2012
  • 2. Deep Structure v. Surface Structure John is eager to please. John is easy to please.Keller (1978)
  • 3. Deep Structure v. Surface Structure John is eager to please. John is easy to please.Keller (1978)
  • 4. Deep Structure v. Surface Structure { } eager John is to please. easyKeller (1978)
  • 5. Deep Structure v. Surface Structure { } eager John - is to - please. easyKeller (1978)
  • 6. Deep Structure v. Surface Structure { } eager John - is to - please. easyKeller (1978)
  • 7. Deep Structure v. Surface Structure John - is - easy - to - please.Keller (1978)
  • 8. Deep Structure v. Surface Structure John is easy for Mary to please.Keller (1978)
  • 9. Deep Structure v. Surface Structure It is easy (for Mary) to please John.Keller (1978)
  • 10. Recursion
  • 11. Recursionn! = n * (n - 1)!4! = 4 * (4 - 1)! = 4 * 3 * (3 - 1)! = 4 * 3 * 2 * (2 - 1)! = 4 * 3 * 2 * 1 = 24
  • 12. Recursion Figure 1. Sierpinski triangle. (fair use)
  • 13. Recursion
  • 14. Recursion
  • 15. Recursion
  • 16. Bernstein Excerpt
  • 17. Recursion [Handout]
  • 18. Recursion Figure 2. M.C. Escher, Drawing Hands, 1948 (fair use)
  • 19. ThankYou