A tale in three, somewhat disturbing parts.
With Mr. M as the mathematician,
Mr. P as the psychologist,
and their musical friend.
Sweetened with sound examples (indicated as [play])
Written by Peter Desain and Henkjan Honing.
[Published as: Desain, P. & Honing, H. (1993). Tempo curves considered harmful. In "Time in contemporary musical thought" J. D. Kramer (ed.), Contemporary Music Review. 7(2). 123-138. Pre-printed in: Desain, P. & Honing, H. (1992). Music, Mind and Machine. Studies in Computer Music, Music Cognition and Artificial Intelligence.Amsterdam: Thesis Publishers.]