Toward A Better Understanding of Perceived Complexity in Music: A Commentary on Eerola (2016)

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

Abstract


Eerola (2016) evaluates models of musical complexity based on expectancy violation and information theory. This commentary notes the deep relationship between these two phenomena, and argues for a more active partnership between computational and psychological approaches in understanding perceptions of musical complexity.

Keywords


complexity; expectation; commentary

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/emr.v11i1.5275

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