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  1. Music Theory
    I've heard some describe Bach's music as being "mathematical" but I struggle to understand the relationship between math and music. Can Bach's music be explained by a system of equations? When would a composer bust out a pencil and paper and start doing math?
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    I used to hate most 20th/21st century music (not the late-Romantics/early modernists [1]). The music had no melodies, it was cacophonous. Eventually I grew to enjoy it. Revelling in the chaos and explosive noises that existed. I speak of orchestral/concertante music of course. Vocal music is of...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    I have created a new music notation called Pitch Bracket Notation. My notation makes beautiful music look amazing. Pitch bracket notation uses a melody line rather than a staff. A melody line is like a staff line (i.e. has a certain pitch) but the pitch of a melody lines can be changed by...
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    I am wondering if a case can be made that Xenakis' music is better for you than many other avant-garde composers. I would put him up there with Alfred Schnittke. A lot of people who compose in this style just kind of don't sound as right to me. Is there something in the mathematical interests...
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