Submitted by Jimmyle Listenbee - October 6, 2000
The concept of "phrasing" refers to how a given sequence of events is meaningfully organized in time through its internal relative dynamics.
- Poetic, syntactical, functional
- Identifying events
- Mode of expression, e.g., Sound, Action
- Describing events
- Parameters of each mode
Tone Movement Timbre Action (motif) Amplitude Effort Pitch Shape Duration Space Envelope Body (neuro-muscular)
Describing a phrase
- Order of events along a timeline
- Elements of a phrase
- Beginning, Middle, End
- Framing elements. Stillness/Silence. Cadences and resolutions
- Defining relative dynamics
- Effort loading, effort contrast, effort intensity (clarity), condensing effort.
- Spatial dynamics such as size & complexity of kinesphere, spatial contrast, relationship to external spatial elements including other movers and the performing area.
- The role of new or unexpected events in dynamic perception; disaffinities, incongruities, surprises
- Gross Dynamic Contour
- 5 typical contours: arch, impactive, impulsive, even, Gunther
- Rhythmic elements
- Repetition, variation, gradation
- Simultaneous Layered Relationships of Phrases
- Macro-phrases concurrently organized through multiple levels of branching micro-phrases:
- (e.g., envelope, event, motif, phrase, passage, through-line.)
- Concurrent experience of different points in separate phrases of various lengths.
- (Starting a training group while grading exams)
- Multiple purposes concurrently organizing a single sequence of events:
- (Poetic, syntactical, functional)