Hatzis, Christos


The Law of One: Recursive structures in composition

Organised Sound: Vol. 3, no. 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 17-25.

URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/jid_OSO

Language(s): English


Fractal Theory Formalism ,  Temperament/Tuning Systems ,  Macro-level Structure Micro-level Structure


The Law of One, the author’s doctoral thesis composed during 1980 and 1981, was the first in an ongoing series of works which employed the numeric relations of the overtone series to determine all other compositional parameters, pitch, timbre, harmony, rhythm and several nested magnifications of form. The entire composition is a large fractal with a simple principle of construction permeating every aspect of the composition from micro to macro.