The Poetry of Prediction: Musical Time, Rhythm and Groove
This lecture demonstrates how music harnesses our unique and intricate listening faculties creating a complex interplay between sounding events and our internal predictions. This forms a predictive tapestry whereby the listener - usually unconsciously - ‘explains’ temporal events in reference to multi-layered streams of expectational waves. How musicians exploit such expressive opportunities is explored in a wide range of musical styles.
This survey is concerned with music, its composers and the effects that a particular track has on you. This survey is entirely optional and anonymous, but any details you share may be discussed in the Gresham lecture The Poetry of Prediction (9th November 2023): https://www.gresham.ac.uk/whats-on/music-groove