Music, Time, and Its Other explores the relation between the enigmatic character of our temporal experiences and music's affective
power. By taking account of competing concepts of time, Savage explains how music refigures dimensions of our experiences
through staking out the borderlines between time and eternity. He examines a range of musical expressions that reply to the
deficiency born from the difference between time and an order that exceeds or surpasses it and reveals how affective tonalities
of works by Bach, Carolan, Debussy, Schoenberg, Messiaen, and Glass augment our understanding of our temporal condition. Reflections
on the moods and feelings to which music gives voice counterpoint philosophical investigations into the relation between music's
power to affect us and the force that the present has with respect to the initiatives we take. Music, Time, and Its Other
thus sets out a new approach to music, aesthetics, politics, and the critical roles of judgment and imagination.