Toward an ecological aesthetics: music as emergence

André Luiz Gonçalves de Oliveira

Departamento de Teoria e Prática ­ Escola de Música
Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM)
Maringá ­ PR ­ Brazil

Luis Felipe de Oliveira

Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
Marília ­ SP ­ Brazil


In this article we intend to suggest some ecological based principles to support the possibility of develop an ecological aesthetics. We consider that an ecological aesthetics is founded in concepts as "direct perception", "acquisition of affordances and invariants", "embodied embedded perception" and so on. Here we will purpose that can be possible explain especially soundscape music perception in terms of direct perception, working with perception of first hand (in a Gibsonian sense). We will present notions as embedded sound, detection of sonic affordances and invariants, and at the end we purpose an experience with perception/action paradigm to make soundscape music as emergence of a self-organized system.

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