Entropy

Structure, Musical [Str]  >  Formalism  ]

Entropy has roots in physics and in communications theory. More generally, entropy means a process in which order deteriorates with the passage of time. In music, entropy concerns the amount of chaos, whether composed or perceived, within one or more musical parameters at a given moment.

 

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Iddon, Martin (2006). On the entropy circuit: Brian Ferneyhough’s {Time and Motion Study II}
Worby, Rob (2000). Cacophony
XENAKIS, Iannis (1958). Auf der Suche nach einer Stochastischen Musik (In search of a stochastic Music)
XENAKIS, Iannis (1960/1961). Grundlagen einer stochastischen Musik (Elements of Stochastic Music)

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