Wednesday 19 March 2008

Sieves and Clocks

After reading Formalised Music by Xenakis, and the book 'Conversations with Xenakis' by Varga I have added some concepts/principles to my usual mod12 set based method, basically not observing the octave all the time (as Xenakis does with 'sieves', which is a similar to Interval String Theory in basic terms). Also I have applied the proportions to rhythm/duration (producing four rows/cells'). The original set is based on one from another ongoing composition of mine (using forte prime 4-16). Will explain this more if it works out/sounds 'good'.

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