Sunday, March 20, 2011

Simultaneity in Music

Simultaneity makes sense. Nothing can be the same for every single person, but how do you incorporate that music. That is the challenge this week. I hear a lot of music and almost all of it keeps basically the same tone throughout the entire song. Now, i must figure out how to break that. How to get the listener to feel two opposite feelings at once. I would even settle for different people to think opposing thoughts or for the same person to hear different themes with every listening. This seems tough, but possible.
Simultaneity, oh simultaneity


  1. The ability to bring out two different emotions, within the system of music, is achieved through minor changes in tonal variations. One individual that is able to manifest such feelings is Terry Riley. He starts a composition through one tone-extending it for a period of time and then adds another one in and the meeting of these small tonal changes allows for the ability to understand a spectrum of emotion or rather the concept of simultaneity.

  2. Spectrum is it —to build and perceive gradations,the subtle differences from one small location to another beside it, the separate pixels that form a larger picture that still makes sense as that bigger whole.

    To consider the spectrum is to not lose sense of the qualities contributed by components even as components combine to form something else; in this way, there is both retention of separate identity and forfeiture.