[Smt-talk] accellerandi-pieces

Johannes Quint johannes.quint at web.de
Thu Oct 15 06:53:49 PDT 2009

me too, i don't find the implementation in thomas' link very convincing.
but the phenomenon works.
i think the scale-movement doesn't help:
take some voices with i.e. repetitions in a particular rhythm- 
proportion, the slower one fading out, the faster fading in and the  
whole process with an acc. or rit.


Am 15.10.2009 um 15:09 schrieb Justin London:

> This is a nifty idea, but I don't think it works.  For the  
> periodicities one tracks in the ritardando illusion are  
> invidividual, discernable strands of the musical texture (so to  
> speak), as these stream separately from the other periodicities at  
> different rates in different registers.  Whereas in the case of the  
> shepherd tones, the components tend to fuse into a single tone  
> percept, which enables the illusion.
> Best,
> Justin London


Prof. Johannes Quint
Hochschule fuer Musik Koeln, Standort Aachen
An den Frauenbruedern 1
D-50264 Aachen

johannes.quint at web.de

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