Mathematical music theory : algebraic, geometric, combinatorial, topological and applied approaches to understanding musical phenomena /

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New Jersey : World Scientific,, United States, p.xvii, 352 pages : (2019)



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(DE-588)4037944-9, (DE-588)4040802-4, (OCoLC)fst01030393, (OCoLC)fst01030626, (OCoLC)fst01030696, fast, gnd, Mathematics., Mathematik, Music, Music theory, Musical analysis., Musik


Includes bibliographical references and index.From musical chords to twin primes / Jack Douthett, David Clampitt and Norman Carey -- Hypercubes and the generalized Cohn cycle / Jack Douthett, Peter Steinbach and Richard Hermann -- Associahedra, combinatorial block designs and related structures / Franck Jedrezejewski -- Rythmic and melodic L-canons / Jeremy Kastine -- The Fibonacci sequence as metric suspension in Luigi Nono's Il canto sospeso / Jon Kochavi -- One note samba : navigating notes and their meanings within modes and exo-modes / Thomas Noll -- Difference sets and all-directed-interval chords / Robert W. Peck -- Harmonious opposition / Richard Plotkin -- Orbifold path models for voice leading : dealing with doubling / James R. Hughes -- Remarks on the geometry of chords / Thomas A. Ivey -- Theoretical physics and category theory as tools for analysis of musical performance and composition / Maria Mannone -- Intuitive musical homotopy / Aditya Sivakumar & Dmitri Tymoczko -- Geometric generalizations of the Tonnetz and their relation to Fourier phases spaces / Jason Yust -- Deterministic geometries : a technique for the systematic generation of musical elements in composition / Brent A. Milam -- Flamenco music and its computational study / Francisco Gómez -- Examining fixed and relative similarity metrics through jazz melodies / David J. Baker and Daniel Shanahan -- In search of arcs of prototypicality / Daniel Shanahan."Questions about variation, similarity, enumeration, and classification of musical structures have long intrigued both musicians and mathematicians. Mathematical models can be found from theoretical analysis to actual composition or sound production. Increasingly in the last few decades, musical scholarship has incorpoated modern mathematical content. One example is the application of methods from Algebraic Combinatorics, or Topology and Graph Theory, to the classificaiton of different musical objects. However, these applications of mathematics in the understandng of music have also led to interesting open problems in mathematics itself. The reach and depth of the contributions on mathematical music theory presented in this volume is significant." -- Back cover.