Music Research and Exploration
One thing that has always fascinated me about music is how much one can learn about it. There is always a new area of thought to discover and new ideas to discuss. Knowledge gained from this research can be used as both a tool to look at how already written music is structured and functions, as well as a compositional and musical thought tool.
This deeper knowledge of how certain things tend to function and how sounds and frequencies relate and differ from one another can be incredibly helpful in creating something new and wholly original that either follows these rules to provide the listener with a familiar framework, or aid in the creation of something quite different from the established rules and norms, allowing the listener to hear something created in a more deliberate and modern manner.
Within I take a look at various topics that expand on previous ideas as well as others that introduce wholly new material.
Many other music cultures around the world use different divisions of the octave than the standard western division of the octave into twelve. Here, I take a look at dividing the octave into twenty-four different pitches. I delve into music theory as well as hand-made instruments to play quarter tones.
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This method of composition has been a personal project of mine since early 2014 and has been steadily developed and expanded upon since. It follows a philosophy of generating organic yet diverse material from an initial seed that can then permeate through all aspects of a composition. I explain skeuchord creation, morphing, and genetic ideas.
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