From Scratch

From Scratch

Writings in Music Theory

by James Tenney

Edited by Larry Polansky, Lauren Pratt, Robert Wannamaker and Michael Winter

Published by: University of Illinois Press

504 pages, 156.00 x 235.00 x 0.00 mm

  • ISBN: 9780252084379
  • Published: February 2019

£26.99

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One of the twentieth century's most important musical thinkers, James Tenney did pioneering work in multiple fields, including computer music, tuning theory, and algorithmic and computer-assisted composition. From Scratch is a collection of Tenney's hard-to-find writings arranged, edited, and revised by the self-described "composer/theorist." Selections focus on his fundamental concerns--"what the ear hears"--and include thoughts and ideas on perception and form, tuning systems and especially just intonation, information theory, theories of harmonic space, and stochastic (chance) procedures of composition.