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We are opposed only to vagueness and haphazard speculation. Despite its length, it presents only a partial exposition of the system. His widow and biographer, Frances Schillinger, hired editors to complete and publish a text. His contribution was intuitively recognizing how to apply everyday mathematics to the making of music.

Schillinger had a profound effect on the schilliinger of jazz education.

This has the disadvantage of resulting in a treatise of great length and elaborate nomenclature. Furthermore, Schillinger pioneered advanced algorithmic compositional techniques long before the work of Iannis Xenakis and other later advocates.

Both movement and music are understandable with our existing knowledge of science. The Schillinger System of Musical Compositionnamed after Joseph Schillinger — is a method of musical composition composituon on mathematical processes. Schillinger’s System of Musical Composition is an attempt to create a comprehensive and definitive treatise on music and number. The uncompromising tone is due partly to the background from which he emerged.


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His method remained difficult and obscure for the uninitiated. It comprises theories of rhythmharmonymelodycounterpointform, and semantics emotional meaning, as in movie music.

The thesis underlying Schillinger’s research is that music is a form of movement. He died early from stomach cancer. The techniques in the field of cokposition to some extent compensate for an imbalance in composition literature, largely dominated by considerations of pitch. The techniques are tools: Languages Deutsch Edit links.

This section does not cite any sources. They pulled together his unfinished monograph with parts of his correspondence courses.

Any physical action or process has its equivalent form of expression in music.

For example, Schillinger’s theory of counterpoint covers only two-part counterpoint. Schillinger System of Musical Composition. Noted jazz swing composer Edgar Sampson ” Stompin’ at the Savoy ” was a Schillinger student in the s. Views Read Composirion View history.

Many of the techniques and procedures were later independently advocated by others, whom history remembers as their creators. For all its rigour, repetition and challenge, the System was enjoyed and apparently used with great success for many years after its author’s death. His flamboyant manner based on extreme assertions is evident in his writings: Occasionally the text compsition deliberately provocative.


Schillinger House opened in and later became the Berklee College of Music where the Schillinger System survived in the curriculum until the s. He expressed the belief that certain patterns were universal, and common to both music and the very structure of our nervous system.

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The Schillinger System might have served as a road map for many later developments in music theory and composition. Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Schillinger’s celebrity status made him suspect, and his ideas were treated with skepticism.