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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Mielonen, Samu
dc.contributor.author Miettinen, Satu
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-19T08:16:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-19T08:16:58Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/3611
dc.description.abstract It is possible to compose a piece of music making all the decisions relating to the order of the notes without any emotion. There are for example different kinds of composing software available, which are based on artificial intelligence and music theory. The order of the notes can be decided based on the logic, for example according to a mathematic pattern. However, this is not always the case. In these cases the decision making process relies on some extend to the emotions; the notes are arranged after each other on the bases of how they feel like. It can therefore be helpful to try to maximize the utility of the emotions. This can be achieved by trying to understand them properly, to differentiate between them and to control and regulate the cognitive meaning attached to them. A lot of discussion related to the emotion has been in the field of psychology. This thesis is using these advances as the basis of the discussion. It aims to find suitable psychological models and theories, and to adapt them to the practical process of composing. This is therefore neither a psychological thesis nor an attempt to try to find any universalities lying under emotion differentiation in general. This thesis has a subjective and intrapersonal point of view, which means its' aim is to sketch out the emotion differentiation process as it appears in first person point of view. In addition to psychology, this thesis has roots in the experience from a vast amount of practical composing projects I have done in recent years. It can be argued that a number of factors related to composing, such as cultural context, musical understanding and social environment, all have an affect on emotions. Also auditory, visual, sensory and motoric processes are closely related to the emotions in the composing process. This thesis still focuses mostly on the cognitive emotion processing. Emotions are related to a wide range of subjects, so the emotion differentiation could offer a way to control the balance of all the different dimensions on the background of the composing process. This has the potential to help the composer to concentrate on the most important factors regarding the task. This thesis goes thorough the history of the emotion research in the field of psychology and then focuses on the recent studies on emotion regulation and differentiation. The information is then adapted and used as the basis of proposed stages of emotion differentiation. The recognition, assessment, meta-evaluation and regulation stages aim to divide the emotion differentiation process into four different phases. The aim is to clarify and open the discussion of the concept of emotion differentiation as it appears to the composer. It tries to offer a way to look at the phenomenon in the practical composing work, and to look at how the emotion differentiation could be executed during the composing process. en
dc.format.extent 55
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject.other New media en
dc.title Emotion Differentiation en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Media en
dc.contributor.department Median laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword emotion en
dc.subject.keyword differentiation en
dc.subject.keyword composing en
dc.subject.keyword psychology en
dc.subject.keyword new media en
dc.subject.keyword sound en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201206102187
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Mielonen, Samu
dc.programme Uusi media fi


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