The thesis investigates music listening, music phenomenology and neuroscience related to music
therapy. Parts of a previous publication, The Musical Timespace, are included.
Criteria for phenomenological investigation are proposed, and the approaches of three important
authors in music phenomenology are compared. Thomas Clifton paves the way for the phenomenological exploration of time and space in music. Lawrence Ferrara designs a practical method for phenomenological description. Don Ihde devises ground-breaking methods for the phenomenological investigation of sound. Music therapy research applies variations of the method proposed by Lawrence Ferrara, in order to permit phenomenological descriptions of music and music therapy sessions.
The philosophy of Don Ihde constitutes a basis for the development of experimental listening, a novel method for the phenomenological investigation of music.
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