Uncommon measure : a journey through music, performance, and the science of time (Book, 2022) [WorldCat.org]
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Uncommon measure : a journey through music, performance, and the science of time

Author: Natalie Hodges
Publisher: New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2022. ©2022
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"How does time shape consciousness, and consciousness, time? Do we live in time, or does time live in us? And how does music, with its patterns of rhythm and harmony, inform our experience of time? Uncommon Measure: Reflections on Music, Performance, and the Science of Time explores these questions from the perspective of a young Korean American who dedicated herself to perfecting her art until, crippled by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narrative
Personal narratives
Récits personnels
Named Person: Natalie Hodges
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Hodges
ISBN: 9781942658979 1942658974
OCLC Number: 1238130302
Description: 220 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Prelude --
Untrainment --
A Sixth Sense : Notes on Improvisation --
Symmetry Breaking --
Chaconne --
The Still Point of the Turning World --
Coda. Memory is a Hologram.
Responsibility: Natalie Hodges.

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"How does time shape consciousness, and consciousness, time? Do we live in time, or does time live in us? And how does music, with its patterns of rhythm and harmony, inform our experience of time? Uncommon Measure: Reflections on Music, Performance, and the Science of Time explores these questions from the perspective of a young Korean American who dedicated herself to perfecting her art until, crippled by performance anxiety, she was forced to give up her dreams of becoming a career solo violinist. Anchoring her narrative in illuminating research in neuroscience and theories of quantum physics, Hodges traces her own passage through model-minority expectations and examines her immigrant mother's encounters with racism to come to terms with the meaning of a life in music. The lessons she learns enable her to move from anxiety toward acceptance, from rote re-creation toward the freedom of improvisation"--

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New York Times "Editors' Choice" selectionPoets & Writers "Page One" selection"Uncommon and genre-defying." -Alexandra Jacobs, New York Times"Incandescent." -Kat Chow, New York Times Book Read more...

 
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