ELEMENTARY EXCITATIONS OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Mirna Grgec-Pajić1, JosipStepanić2 and Damir Pajić31c/o Institute of Church Music, Faculty ofCatholic Theology - University of Zagreb
2Department of Quality, Faculty of Mech. Eng.& Naval Arch. - University of Zagreb
3Physics Department, Faculty of Science -University of Zagreb
Received: 16 June, 2003. Accepted: 17 July, 2003.
During the performance of a musical composition a specialhuman environment comes into being. We aim to interpret the compositions as a specific classof human environment in order to utilise that for description of structure and dynamics ofgeneral human environment. In particular, we analysed four Bach's fugas considering theirmotifs and introducing the concept of the energy of a motif. We used bosonic excitationsfrom theoretical physics as an analogical starting point for this concept, with the aim ofproposing a new way to shed light onto more complex human environments. The aim is neitherto reduce music to physical theories nor to define new theories of music, but to approachthe investigation of complex environments in a new way, using already existing concepts.
elementary excitations, musical composition, motifs, Bach, bosonic heat bath
PACS: 89.75.Fb PsycINFO: 2326
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