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Author Tenney, James, author.

Title From scratch : writings in music theory / James Tenney ; edited by Larry Polansky, Lauren Pratt, Robert Wannamaker, and Michael Winter.

Publication Info. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Notes on the Edition; Introduction by Larry Polansky; 1. On the Development of the Structural Potentialities of Rhythm, Dynamics, and Timbre in the Early N; 2. Meta / Hodos (1961); 3. Computer Music Experiences, 1961-1964 (1964); 4. On the Physical Correlates of Timbre (1965); 5. Excerpts from "An Experimental Investigation of Timbre-the Violin" (1966); 6. Form in Twentieth-Century Music (1969-70); 7. META Meta / Hodos (1975); 8. The Chronological Development of Carl Ruggles's Melodic Style (1977).
9 Hierarchical Temporal Gestalt Perception in Music A Metric Space Model (with Larry Polansky) (197810. Introduction to "Contributions toward a Quantitative Theory of Harmony" (1979); 11. The Structure of Harmonic Series Aggregates (1979); 12. John Cage and the Theory of Harmony (1983); 13. Reflections after Bridge (1984); 14. Review of Music as Heard by Thomas Clifton (1985); 15. About Changes: Sixty-Four Studies for Six Harps (1987); 16. Darmstadt Lecture (1990); 17. The Several Dimensions of Pitch (1993/2003); 18. On "Crystal Growth" in Harmonic Space (1993/2003); 19. About Diapason (1996).
Appendix 1. Pre-Meta / Hodos (1959)Appendix 2. On Musical Parameters (ca. 1960-61); Appendix 3. Excerpt from A History of 'Consonance' and 'Dissonance' (1988); Publication History; Notes; Index.
Summary One of the 20th century's most important musical thinkers, James Tenney did pioneering work in multiple fields, including computer music, tuning theory and algorithmic and computer-assisted composition. 'From Scratch' is a collection of Tenney's hard-to-find writings arranged, edited and revised by the self-described 'composer/theorist.'
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Subject Music theory -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Added Author Pratt, Lauren, editor.
Wannamaker, Rob, editor.
Winter, Michael, 1980- editor.
Polansky, Larry, 1954- editor.
Added Title Writings in music theory
Other Form: Print version: From scratch Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2015] 9780252038723 (DLC) 2015944784
ISBN 9780252038723
9780252096679 epub