Dack, John


Systematising the Unsystematic

In Proceedings of the Arts Symposium of the International Conference for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Baden-Baden: Windsor, Ontario: The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics: 53-58.

URL: http://www.sonic.mdx.ac.uk/research/dacksystem.html

Language(s): English


Schaefferian Theory Morphology PROGREMU Typologie (Typology)


In this paper, the author explains the Schaefferian term ’PROGREMU’ (Programme de la Recherche Musicale) which is comprised of five interdependent stages by which musical composition mediated by technology can be approached systematically - typology, morphology, characterology, analysis, and synthesis.

All references of the same author:


Dack, John (1993). A la Recherche de l'Instrument Perdu
Dack, John (1994). Pierre Schaeffer and the Significance of Radiophonic Art
Dack, John (1997). Pedagogy and the Studio
Dack, John (1998a). Strategies in the Analysis of Karlheinz Stockhausen's Kontakte für elektronische Klänge, Klavier, und Schlagzeug
Dack, John (1999a). Karlheinz Stockhausen's Kontakte and Narrativity
Dack, John (1999b). The Creative Power of the Machine
Dack, John (2000). Ludwig Van Henry - An Interview with Pierre Henry
Dack, John (2001). Diffusion as Performance
Dack, John (2002a). Histories and Ideologies of Synthesis
Dack, John (2002b). Abstract and Concrete
Dack, John (2003a). Can the Analogue Past Inform the Digital Present?
Dack, John (2003b). Sound, Installations and Music
Dack, John (2003c). Ear-training using the computer and PROGREMU
Dack, John (2004). 'Open' Forms and the Computer