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Important Notice, September 21, 2022

Readers will have noticed that JMM: The Journal of Music and Meaning has lain fallow since 2018. JMM first appeared online in 2003. Video and audio files were increasingly becoming inaccessible due to the ongoing obsolescence of embedded players for audio and video content. These problems had become so widespread throughout JMM by 2018 that a major overhaul of the journal was necessary. At this time it also became evident that the long-term online existence of JMM needed to be ensured.

In order to resolve these issues, for some time now JMM has been undergoing a transition to the Open Journal System site ( hosted by the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen. This moving process has proven to be extremely labor intensive, since hundreds and hundreds of files have had to be reformatted and moved manually given the need to adapt to's content management system. In its new home at, we will strive to recreate the look and feel of JMM as far as possible. At multimedia material will be presented in such a fashion that it will not be compromised due to the vagaries of the internet as time go by. In addition, JMM will have a permanent stable home at

Within the coming months we will make the final transition to and plan to relaunch JMM. Until that time we ask for continued patience on the part of our readers.

Cynthia M. Grund,  Editor-in-Chief

Michael Aktor, Editor and Webmaster


Previous welcome notice:

Welcome to a new version of JMM!

About the New Structure

In order to facilitate a smoother editing and publishing process, JMM: The Journal of Music and Meaning has adopted a blog structure - or, rather, a structure of blogs: Each new issue will constitute a blog of its own, such that JMM vol.x will have the URL New issues are announced on this page (

JMM14, 2016/2017

Issues Posted on Aug 01, 2017 14:25:47

[Updated January 12, 2018]

As of August 1, 2017, we have started publishing articles in the 14th issue of JMM, JMM14, which can be found at

Peer-reviewed papers published so far:

How can the understanding of analysis of sonata form movements be deepened by the use of graphic representation?” by David Ferrari, Dimitra Kokotsaki, Douglas P. Newton and Lynn Newton (published August 1, 2017)

“A Music Model of Zettel 608: Haydn and Beethoven” by Richard McDonough (published January 12, 2018)

JMM13, 2014/2015

Issues Posted on Aug 26, 2014 21:59:33

We are pleased to announce that the 13th issue of JMM, JMM13 has now been finalized, as of August 1, 2017. You can find the issue here:
A full PDF of the entire issue plus short author biographies can also be downloaded here.

Table of Contents

“The Poverty of Musical Ontology” by James O. Young

“Buñuel’s Liebestod – Wagner’s Tristan in Luis Buñuel’s early films: Un Chien Andalou and L’Âge d’Or” by Torben Sangild

“Temporality in Xenakis and Ferneyhough” by Dimitris Exarchos

“Basso: A Low Point in the Study of Musical Meaning and Metaphor” by Robert Nelson

A new issue, JMM14, has just been launched at

JMM12, 2013/2014

Issues Posted on Dec 17, 2013 12:31:06

We are pleased to announce that the 12th issue of JMM, JMM12 has now been finalized, as of August 26, 2014. You can find the issue here:
A full PDF of the entire issue plus short author biographies can also be downloaded here.

Table of Contents

Peer-Reviewed Papers:

Nicholas McKay: “Stravinsky’s Sideward Glance: Neoclassicism, Dialogised Structures and the Reflected Discourse of Bach”.

Richard Muranda and Wonder Maguraushe: “Sungura Music’s Development in Zimbabwe: The Emergence of Trendsetters, Emulators and Copycats”

Frederico Macedo: “Space as Reference: Representations of Space in Electroacoustic Music”

Mads Walther-Hansen: “The Force Dynamic Structure of the Phonographic Container: How Sound Engineers Conceptualise the ‘Inside’ of the Mix”

A new issue, JMM13, will soon be initiated at

JMM11, 2012/2013

Issues Posted on Mar 01, 2013 08:09:21

We are pleased to announce that the publication of JMM11, the 11th issue of JMM: The Journal of Music and Meaning is now finalized, as of December 17, 2013.

You will find the website for the issue at

In addition to the blog-based format of the issue, a full PDF document of the issue can also be downloaded here.

Table of Contents:

Editorial Postscript

Peer-Reviewed Papers:

Emma Hooper: “Somewhere a Place for Us: How Intratextual Music-Association Conveys Characteral Identity in The Time of Our Singing by Richard Powers”

Theodore Gracyk: “Covers and Communicative Intentions”

Lehlohonolo Phafoli and Viriri Shava: “The Use and Application of Proverbs in Basotho Accordion Music”

Martin Lawes: “Meaning, Dreaming, Relating and Levels of Consciousness in Music Psychotherapy: a Psychoanalytic, Developmental and Transpersonal Paradigm”

As of this issue, we have chosen to omit the “season” in the issue title. We have done this because the label has tended to blur the fact that there is an ongoing publication process of articles in an issue leading up to the initiation of the next issue. Besides, the season label makes less sense today than it did in the early days of JMM, considering that many of our readers now are from a different hemisphere than those of us on the editorial staff.

JMM10, Summer 2011 – Finalized in 2012

Issues Posted on Jul 20, 2011 15:26:39

We are pleased to announce that the 10th issue of JMM: The Journal of Music and Meaning the website for JMM10, the publication of which began in July, 2011, has now been finalized, as of July 7, 2012.

This was the first issue to implement the previously announced ‘rolling publication’ policy: New entries have been added to the issue as they became ready for publication.

The website for the issue can still be found at In addition to the blog-based format of the issue, a full PDF document of the issue can also be downloaded here.

Table of Contents (organized according to categories):


Peer-Reviewed Papers

Karen Fournier: “Theorizing Conceptual Change in Music Scholarship”

Dennis Kurzon: “Hush… The Lights Are Dimmed: A Case of Situational Silence”

Jeffrey N. Howard: “Harmonic Content Influence on Colour-Choice Association with Unaccompanied Tones”

Research Reports

Nicolas Marty: “‘Creavolution’ with Trevor Wishart”

Recent Publications

JMM9, Winter 2010

Issues Posted on Jan 16, 2011 16:57:55

It is with pleasure that we can announce the release of JMM9, the 9th issue of JMM: The Journal of Music and Meaning.

Read the new issue at

We recommend that you start by reading the Editorial of this issue, as this text introduces the new format of JMM and explains several of the new functionalities.

A full PDF document of JMM9, is also available. Click here to download it.

Table of Contents:


Peer-Reviewed Papers

Niels Chr. Hansen, “Luciano Berio’s Sequenza V Analyzed along the Lines of Four Analytical Dimensions Proposed by the Composer”

Douglas C. Wadle, “Meaningful Scribbles: An Approach to Textual Analysis of Unconventional Musical Notations”

Adam Stansbie, “Through Thick and Thin: The Ontology of Tape Music”

Research Reports

Felipe Otondo, “Rediscovering Artaud’s Sonic Order”

Book Reviews

David Hebert, “Why Recorded Music Matters: A Review Essay” – review of Amanda Bayley’s Recorded Music: Performance, Culture and Technology (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Recent Publications

Editorial Board

About JMM Posted on Dec 21, 2010 11:25:30


Associate Professor, fil.dr. Cynthia M. Grund, Institute for Philosophy, Education and the Study of Religions, University of Southern Denmark at Odense, Denmark.

Managing Editor

Associate Professor in Problem Based Learning and Engineering Education, PhD Søren R. Frimodt-Møller, Department of Planning, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark

Associate Editors

Professor, dr.scient. Jens Arnspang, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aalborg at Esbjerg, Denmark;

David Bainbridge, PhD, Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, New Zealand;

Senior Researcher, Dr.rer.nat Stephan Baumann, German Research Center for AI, Computational Culture Lab, Germany;

Professor, Dr. Jean Paul van Bendegem, Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium;

Associate Professor, cand.mag. Lars Ole Bonde, Department of Music and Music Therapy, University of Aalborg, Denmark;

Professor, dr.phil, Per Aage Brandt, Emile B. de Sauzé Professor of Modern Languages and Professor in Cognitive Sciences, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio;

Assistant Professor, PhD Elaine Chew, Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Integrated Media Systems Center, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA;

Professeur Jean-Marc Chouvel, University of Reims, Centre de Recherche Langages Musicaux, University of Paris IV Sorbonne, France;

Associate Professor, PhD Jacob Christensen-Dalsgaard, Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark at Odense, Denmark;

Associate Professor, PhD David Clowney, Philosophy, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA;

Research Fellow, Lutenist, Tim Crawford, Centre for Computation, Cognition and Culture, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK;

Senior Lecturer, PhD, Sally Jo Cunningham, Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, New Zealand;

Associate Research Professor of Computer Science and Art, PhD, Roger B. Dannenberg, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;

Assistant Professor, PhD, J. Stephen Downie, The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA;

Senior Lecturer, PhD Barry Eaglestone, Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield, UK;

Professor, PhD Catherine Z. Elgin, Professor of the Philosophy of Education, Graduate Scool of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussetts, USA;

Michael Fingerhut, Director, Multimedia Library and Engineering Bureau, Ircam – Centre Pompidou, Paris, France;

Assistant Professor, PhD, Ichiro Fujinaga, Faculty of Music, McGill University, Montreal, Canada;

Professor, Dr. Art. Rolf Inge Godøy, Department of Music and Theatre, University of Oslo, Norway;

Professor, PhD Garry L. Hagberg, Chair of Philosophy, University of East Anglia, UK;

Professor, PhD Robert S. Hatten, Department of Music Theory, Indiana University, USA;

Professor of Music, PhD David Hebert, Grieg Academy, Bergen University College, Norway;

Postdoctoral Researcher, PhD Jens Hjortkjær, Oticon Centre of Excellence for Hearing and Speech Sciences, Copenhagen, Denmark;

Assistant Professor of Psychology, PhD Jeffrey N. Howard, Department of Psychology, Northern State University, USA;

Associate Professor, PhD Katherine O’Doherty Jensen, Department of Human Nutrition, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark;

Associate Professor Kristoffer Jensen, Department of Medialogy, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark;

Associate Professor, dr.phil. Søren Harnow Klausen, Department of Philosophy, Institute for Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Southern Denmark at Odense, Denmark;

Professor, PhD Michael Krausz, Milton C. Nahm Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Bryn Mawr College, USA;

Director of Research, Dr. Richard Kronland-Martinet, Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique (LMA), CNRS – Centre National de la Recherche Scientfique, Marseille, France;

PhD Ole Kühl, postdoc., Department Musicology, University of Oslo, Norway;

Professor, Dr. Marc Leman, Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music – Systematic Musicology, Department of Musicology, University of Gent, Belgium;

Professor, PhD Jerrold Levinson, Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland, USA;

Dr. Stephen Malloch, Macarthur Auditory Research Centre Sydney, Communicative Musicality Laboratory, University of Western Sydney, Australia;

Lecturer in Music, PhD Nicholas McKay, Head of Music, Department of Music, School of Humanities, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK;

Professeur Nicolas Meeùs, Music Faculty (Unité de Formation et de Recherche de Musique et Musicologie) University of Paris Sorbonne, France;

Professeur Costin Miereanu,Université Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne, Director of the IDEAC (Institut d’Esthétique des Arts Contmporains, UMR 8592 du CNRS), Paris, France;

Adjunct Research Fellow, Nigel Nettheim, PhD (Musicology), PhD (Mathematical Statistics), MARCS Auditory Laboratories, University of Western Sydney,Australia;

Director, Dr. Kia Ng, Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music (ICSRiM), University of Leeds, School of Computing & School of Music, England;

Professor, dr.pæd. Frede V. Nielsen, Institute for Curriculum Research, Danish University of Education, Denmark;

Dr.phil., Dipl.Math. Thomas Noll, Technical University of Berlin, Institute for Telecommunication Systems, Germany/Escola Superior de Musica di Catalunya, Spain;

Dr. François Pachet, Director of Research, Sony Computer Science Laboratories-Paris, France;

Associate Professor, ph.d. Nils Holger Petersen, Institute for Church History, Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark;

Associate Professor Christopher Raphael, PhD, School of Informatics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA;

Professor Emeritus, PhD Lewis Rowell, PhD, School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana USA;

Lecturer in Philosophy and Popular Culture, PhD Joel Rudinow, Santa Rosa Junior College, California, USA;

Professor, dr.phil. Lars Ole Sauerberg, Department of English, University of Southern Denmark at Odense, Denmark;

Associate Professor, ph.d. Johanna Seibt, Department of Philosophy, University of Aarhus, Denmark;

Professor of Music, PhD Michael Spitzer, School of Music, Liverpool University, UK;

Professor, PhD Eero Tarasti, Department of Musicology, University of Helsinki, Finland;

Professor Emeritus, et cand.psych. Alice Theilgaard, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Psychiatric Department, Rigshospitalet, Denmark;

Professor, Dr. Colwyn Trevarthen, Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland;

Lecturer in Music, PhD Edward Venn, Music Department, University of Leeds, UK;

Professor, DMA, Pianist William Westney, Paul Whitfield Horn Distinguished Professor and Browning Artist-in-Residence, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA;

Researcher, Sølvi Ystad, Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique (LMA), CNRS – Centre National de la Recherche Scientfique, Marseille, France;

Lecturer in Music, Gender and Culture, PhD Edith Zack, Department of Music, Bar-Ilan University, Israel;

PhD Sara Zamir, head of concert office, lecturer, Department of Music and Department of Comparative Literature, Bar-Ilan University, Israel;

Associate Professor, PhD Lawrence M. Zbikowski, Department of Music, University of Chicago, USA.

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