New book by Matthew Sergeant – Music and Time: Psychology, Philosophy, Practice

Posted on June 28, 2022

Dr Matthew Sergeant (Reader in Music, Bath Spa University) has published a co-edited volume with Dr Michelle Philips (Royal Northern College of Music) in the book Music and Time: Psychology, Philosophy, Practice. The volume deals with the complex relationship between music and time. It presents a staunchly interdisciplinary perspective defined by the terms Psychology, Philosophy and Practice. The text is divided into sections concerning “experience”, “enactment” and “meaning”, as points of intersection between the three primary methodologies of the title. As such, this is a book for the scholar, the student of music, and the interested reader.

For the scholar, it offers new interconnections and comparisons. For the student, its pluralistic approach presents the most comprehensive overview available to date regarding the topic. For the interested reader, the volume offers answers to questions which concern us as listeners and audiences at concerts, gigs, and festivals.