Symmetrical and geometrical cycles in twelve-tone composition: developments toward a new model

Telmo Marques*, Paulo Ferreira-Lopes

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Abstract

The development of a pre-compositional model is proposed in this study based on two systems with two design perspectives: Schoenberg's Serialism and Perle's Twelve-Tone Tonality (from now on TTT). Schoenberg's perspective reveals a linear design where the set has functions like those of a motive; on the other hand, Perle's design result in harmonic simultaneities based on symmetric cycles. The authors propose a model for 12-tone composition that assumes an interactive approach between the horizontal and the vertical statements toward a new pre-compositional system based on geometrical and symmetrical issues. This model is being implemented in PWGL for Computer Aided Composition (CAC) in order to assist the extrapolation of the Motivic/Harmonic fundamental requirements of the model. Finally, the empiric outcome produced in the form of musical composition was analyzed, although not presented in its entirety in the scope of this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014 and 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy
Subtitle of host publicationfrom digital echos to virtual ethos
EditorsGeorgios Kouroupetroglou, Anastasia Georgaki
PublisherNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Pages433-439
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789604661374
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014, Joint with the 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos - Athens, Greece
Duration: 14 Sep 201420 Sep 2014

Conference

Conference40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014, Joint with the 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAthens
Period14/09/1420/09/14

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