Further Readings

Polansky, Two Lectures,

Santa Fe Institute

June, 2006



Xenakis, Iannis. Arts-Sciences: Alloys. Pendragon Press. 1994.

Lerdahl, Fred. 1992. "Cognitive Constraints on Compositional Systems." Contemporary Music Review, 6/2


Form, Morphology, Contour, Distance

Goldstone, Similarity, MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences, 2001. http://cognitrn.psych.indiana.edu/rgoldsto/mitecs.html

Dowling, "Scale and Contour: Two Components of a Theory of Memory for Melodies", Psychological Review, 1978

Hermann THESIS

 “Morphological Metrics,” Journal of New Music Research, 25(1996):289-368.

Polansky and Bassein, Possible and Impossible Melody: Some Formal Aspects of Contour, Journal of Music Theory, 1992.

Rock and Palmer, "The Legacy of Gestalt Pyschology." Scientific American, 1990.

Tenney and Polansky, "Temporal Gestalt Perception in Music", Journal of Music Theory, 1980. http://eamusic.dartmouth.edu/~larry/published_articles/temporalgestalt.pdf

Tenney, Meta + Hodos and META Meta + Hodos, Frog Peak Music, 1961/86


Harmony and Experimental Intonation

Burns and Ward, "Intervals, Scales and Tuning," in The Psychology of Music (Deutsch), 1982

Doty, David, The Just Intonation Primer, 1993.

Jorgensen, Owen. Tuning. Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, 1991.

Ledbetter, David. Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier. Yale University Press. New Haven. 2002.

Partch, Harry, Genesis of a Music, 1974, Da Capo, esp. chapters 2-10.

Polansky, "Harmony Primer", 1997, rev. 2006, pedagogical notes. At http://eamusic.dartmouth.edu/~larry/misc_writings/talks/harmony.primer.

Polansky, "Notes on Optimal Well-Temperament”, 2004. Forthcoming. Sethares, "Local Consonance and the relationship between timbre and scale", JASA, 1993.

Shepard, R, "Structural Representations of Musical Pitch", in The Psychology of Music (Deutsch), 1982

Tenney, "The Several Dimensions of Pitch," in The Ratio Book, (Barlow, Feedback Press, Germany), 2001

Werckmeister, Andreas. Musicalische Temperatur. Edited by Rudolf Rasch. Utrecht. Diapason Press. 1093.


Non-contextual  analysis

Binongo, Who Wrote the 15th Book of Oz? An Application of Multivariate Analysis to Authorship Attribution, Chance, 2003

Dubnov and Apel, "Audio Segmentation by Singular Value Clustering", ICMC Proceedings, 2004

Dubnov, Lartillot, and Bejerano, Using Machine-Learning Methods for Musical Style Modeling, Computer, 2004

Manaris, B., T. Purewal, and C. McCormick. “Progress Towards Recognizing and Classifying Beautiful Music with Computers- MIDI Encoded Music and the Zipf-Mandelbrot Law,” Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon 2002 Conference, Columbia, S.C., pp.52-57, April 2002.

Maneris, McCormick, and Purewal, “Can Beautiful Music be Recognized by Computers?,” Technical Report CoC/CS, TR #2002-7-1, March 1, 2002, College of Charleston, Compute Science Dept. http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~mccauley/TReports/2002-7-1.pdf

McKay, "Automatic Genre Classification as a Study of the Viability of High-Level Features for Music Classification", ICMC Proceedings, 2004. http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/721812.html

Nosofsky, "Stimulus Bias, Asymmetric Similarity, and Classification," Cognitive Psychology, 1991.

Rockmore, Dan, Siwei Lyu, and Hany Farid. “A Digital Technique for Art Authentication,” http://www.siam.org/news/news.php?id=34 (paper under review, this is a news article about it)

Temperley, The Cognition of Basic Musical Structures, 2001.