A computer software application for time-point composition

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dc.contributor.advisor Scott, Cleve L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Planet, Kimberly A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:35:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:35:15Z
dc.date.created 1990 en_US
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier LD2489.Z765 1990 .P53 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/183911
dc.description.abstract This thesis implements Milton Babbitt's time-point system for music composition via the creation of a computer software application for the Macintosh computer. This system asks the composer to enter musical information, which is used to calculate pitch, duration, articulation, texture, octave, and silence, for the time-point composition. The application generates a file of musical information that is compatible with a performance application; the performance application will execute the composition communicating with MIDI-compatible musical instruments.The purpose of this project was to create a compositional tool that would implement the time-point system by reducing hours of hand calculation and tedium, and would provide an accessible and efficient approach to time-point composition. It is intended that this application be used to assist both the serious composer as well as the student of music composition.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.format.extent iii, 23 leaves : music ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computer composition (Music) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computer music. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Macintosh (Computer) -- Programming. en_US
dc.subject.other Babbitt, Milton, 1916-2011. en_US
dc.title A computer software application for time-point composition en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.M.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/722133 en_US


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