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Unity of Material and Organization

In this section we will look at the relationship between sound and music in large-scale structures while reiterating some of the characteristics of what we have called sound. We shall suggest the term ``musical timbre'' to characterize the similar elements in musics which sound the same. We shall establish a need for a certain scale-independent uniformity in a piece of music which will also imply a certain uniformity in our perception. We shall suggest that such uniformity in music and perception suggests the unity of form and material through self-similar structures. We shall also suggest that the unity of material and organization (which we believe is the concept underlying serialism) seems to be a natural base for a theory of composition for electronic and computer music.


Shahrokh Yadegari 2001-03-01