Friday, May 20, 2011

The Pentatonic Family pt. 1


This is a very elementary paper that i thought i would share.
It touches upon the use of Bi-level Moments of symmetry as well as chains with slight variations.
All is discussed in terms of an undefined 12 but the principle can be applied to any tuning. hope it is helpful. http://anaphoria.com/pentatonics.pdf

It is like a third world application of Xenakis sieve method. but then again we might prefer to apply complex ideas in simple ways than simple ideas to complex ones.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Death of [blank] Music

It is not the death of new music, of contemporary music, of avant-garde music, of experimental music, of new music, of classical music, of rock music, of jazz music, of punk music, of free improv music, of indigenous music, of folk and traditional music, of electronic music, of conceptual music, of silent music, of professional music, of amateur music, of music on CDs or vinyl, of live music, or even anti-music, but it is the only the death of music that should concerns us. The healthy whole is made of many organs

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Music and Evolution

I keep not posting cause i don't have extended things to say , sometime only a line of two.
please forgive. But people talk about all musical innovation as being evolutionary,yet if we are basing this on nature, possibly we might be stricter and point out in nature there are all types of variations produced that don't always result in a forward progression of the species.
Many of these are sterile, so what really constitutes what is evolutionary is the ability of something to produce fertile offspring as opposed to sterile hybrids. Let history define where musical evolution is or what might be like the parallel to Monsanto. What good is it to go somewhere if once you get there there is no where to go but the way one comes in. Perhaps there are more Cul-de-Sacs than ever before, but perhaps history knows them as the commonest of lots.