A systematic approach to composition has been used by a variety of composers to control an assortment of musical elements in their pieces. This paper begins with a brief survey of some of the important systematic approaches that composers have employed in their compositions, devoting particular attention to Pierre Boulez's Structures Ia . The purpose of this survey is to examine several systematic approaches to composition by prominent composers and their philosophy in adopting this type of approach.
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- Partial requirement for: D.M.A., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 46)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Music (Music composition)