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Schillinger rarely attempts to predict the aesthetic consequences of his system, but instead offers generalized pattern-making techniques, free of stylistic bias. The techniques in the field of rhythm to some extent compensate for an imbalance in composition literature, largely dominated by considerations of pitch. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references.

Please help improve this section by adding citations to muzical sources. He died early from stomach cancer. Views Read Edit View history. It comprises theories of rhythmharmonymelodycounterpointform, and semantics emotional meaning, as in movie music. Furthermore, Schillinger pioneered advanced algorithmic compositional techniques long before the ckmposition of Iannis Xenakis and other later advocates.

Many of the techniques and oof were later independently advocated by others, whom history remembers as their creators. The New York Amsterdam News.

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The thesis underlying Schillinger’s research is that music is a form of movement. He expressed the belief that certain patterns were universal, and schillingr to both music and the very structure of our nervous system. The Schillinger System of Musical Compositionnamed after Joseph Schillinger — is a method of musical composition based on mathematical processes.


This section does not cite any sources. The uncompromising tone is due partly to the background from which he emerged. Retrieved from ” https: January Learn how and when to remove this template message. His flamboyant manner based on extreme assertions is evident in his writings: He did not finish work on the texts he hoped would advance his theories in the realm of academia.

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This has the disadvantage of resulting in a treatise of great length and elaborate nomenclature. By revealing principles of the organization of sound through scientific analysis, Schillinger hoped to free the composer from the shackles of tradition. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The techniques are tools: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. They pulled together his unfinished monograph with parts of his correspondence courses. It offers a systematic and non-genre specific approach to music analysis and composition, a descriptive rather than prescriptive grammar of music. Languages Deutsch Edit links.

Yet another admirer and former student of Schillinger’s system was veteran movie composer, John Barry. It is marred by a wildly uneven tone, at times neutral and objective, at times vehement and polemical.

Despite its length, it presents only a partial exposition of the system. The Schillinger System might have served as a road map for many later developments in music theory and composition. Schillinger’s style can induce a resistance, appearing at times relentlessly dry, favoring algebra and music notation above words.


This page was last edited on 16 Mayat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His musifal remained difficult and obscure for the uninitiated. Any decision, which results in a harmonic relation, is fully acceptable.

We are opposed only to vagueness and haphazard speculation. For example, Schillinger’s theory of counterpoint covers only two-part counterpoint. Schillinger’s celebrity status made him suspect, and his ideas were treated with skepticism. Schillinger System of Schiklinger Composition.

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During the s, he was amongst those who called for science to sweep away outdated practices. Schillinger had a profound effect on the world of jazz education.

My system does not circumscribe the composer’s freedom, but merely points out the methodological way to arrive at a decision. For all its rigour, repetition and challenge, the System was enjoyed and apparently used with great success for many years after its author’s death. His contribution was intuitively recognizing how to apply everyday mathematics to the making of music.