March 3


Imitating Nature in its mode of operation...

1. Beethoven - Technique. Structure and complexity in Beethoven's last quartets and piano sonatas. Works "on the edge" of the classical system.

Heterophony - what is it, how does he uses it. Stroe. The missing eraser... The trills.

2. World view. Traces of indeterminacy. Probability and stochastics. Entropy and the second law of Thermodynamics. Complexity.

3. The arrow of time. Dissipative structures. Bergson. Non-linear associations - Beaudelaire: Sonet de correspondances.

[ back to Music 422 | back to Courses | back to Sever Tipei's home page | Computer Music Project | Music Composition and Scientific Sonification Project ]