Music and IQ

David Webber dave at musical.demon.co.uk
Wed Sep 27 13:02:11 EST 2000


Chazzz <chazz469 at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:LhqA5.122953$xg1.1084289 at news1.rdc1.sdca.home.com...

>...
> and matrices, and Boulez took it to extremes with his Structures, where
> EVERY aspect of the piece(s) were determined with matrices.

The harmonic series is very straightforward.  I didn't know about the
matrices (but they teach those at high school thes days too <g>.)

>..
>  Bach's Die Kunst Der Fugue is a perfect example
> of this..."how many ways can I cram this same tune (set of notes) into
this
> piece?"  Bach stretched it out into 19 different fugues and a couple
canons!

Ah permuttins and combinations - sounds more like "Die Wissenschaft der
Fugue" :-)

> Bottom line for this discussion, and the point I was trying to make, is
that
> music crosses the line between logical thought and creative thought.
People
> who do this successfully ARE more intelligent.

I'll certainly agree with you that it takes a special kind of intellect to
compose successfully.  :-)

Dave
--
Dave Webber
Author of MOZART the Music Processor for Windows - http://www.mozart.co.uk
Member of the North Cheshire Concert Band http://www.northcheshire.org.uk








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