Here's an article on
Drum Theory (from
Music Theory Online) that
concentrates on how performances arise from the interaction of a master
drummer and a multi-cyclic ostinato.
Also, here's an analytic discussion of Anlo-Ewe Rhythmic Principles by C. K. Ladzekpo.
Anti-Math Story plot notation presents itself as a way of pictorially representing stories. But
really it's a taxonomy of plot outlines. It's a little bit wacky and
half-finished, but might be good for brainstorming opera libretti and such.
Here's a bunch of resources on Digital Signal Processing that have been sitting in my mail for six months:
You'll need a bigger HD now!
Here's a paper
(PDF) about using a chaotic algorithm to
automatically generate musical variations.
Richard Dobson and John Fitch have written a paper about their
with chaotic oscillators.
Many different processes, from devastating earthquakes to crumpling
pieces of paper to magnetizing magnets to glitchy, noisy music,
make crackling noises.
Here is a pretty good
web site devoted to explaining the phenomenon scientificly and
simulating it on a computer.
Revolution 9 remains one of my favorite pieces of music.
an analysis from Chile,
Alan W. Pollack's Notes,
a description of an
more notes at beathoven,
at Steve's Beatles Page.
Here's an extensive bibliography of books and papers dealing with temperament and
tuning, with hundreds of entries ranging from Ptolemy to Brian McLaren.
It also includes (at the bottom) many links to online tuning resources.
Jonathan Segal sends a link to
by AG Langner
of TU Darmstadt, about how we perceive pitch and time, with implications for