Some examples of using speech patterns to generate additive rhythms and mixed meters, from Assignment 5. (Examples by Prof. Brian Robison.)
This course features an extensive list of listening
assignments and recordings of final composition projects
Through a progressive series of composition projects, this course investigates the sonic organization of musical works and performances, focusing on fundamental questions of unity and variety. Aesthetic issues are considered in the pragmatic context of the instructions that composers provide to achieve a desired musical result, whether these instructions are notated in prose, as graphic images, or in symbolic notation. No formal training is required. Weekly listening, reading, and composition assignments draw on a broad range of musical styles and intellectual traditions, from various cultures and historical periods.
Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mp3 and .rm.