"London's book clearly provides the single best introduction to, and summary of, a century of psychological and theoretical study into the nature of musical meter and rhythm. For both music scholars and performers, this text offers an unbiased, reliable, and wide-ranging discussion of these important concepts." --Robert Gjerdingen, Music Theory Program, Northwestern University School of Music
"Justin London is one of those rare music theorists who is sympathetic to and thoroughly familiar with psychological research. His theory of musical meter is informed by that research, and thus it represents both a psychologically realistic music theory and a valuable theoretical underpinning for psychological research. London presents his ideas in an engaging and easily understandable manner, so this book should make pleasurable reading for anyone interested in the temporal structure of music." --Bruno H. Repp, Senior Scientist, Haskins Laboratories
"Hearing in Time by Justin London was and is an important book by a unique scholar. Since its publication, significant work has indeed been done on the topic of rhythm and meter. This updated 2nd edition of Hearing in Time cites a number of recent research studies that connect to the ideas in the book making it a valuable resource." --Joel Snyder, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Justin London is Professor of Music at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, USA. Trained as a classical guitarist, he holds the Ph.D. in Music History and Theory from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied with Leonard Meyer. His main research area is the perception and cognition of musical meter, though he is also interested in musical aesthetics, linguistic pragmatics, and the Delta Blues. He served as President of the Society for Music Theory in 2007-2009.