Here’s the latest: A hierarchy of pulse, gives rise to the concept of meter – logical groupings based on dynamic, rhythmic, harmonic & melodic considerations. Meters from Bulgaria to Zappa, and multiple meters in the music of Britten, Messiaen and Meshuggah.

Leave feedback below and follow me on twitter @miltonline if you’d like to discuss this music stuff a bit more.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Here’s the next instalment, a look at the nature of time in music.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

You lucky things, this academic year, I’ll be posting a series called MiltOnNotes: an open-eared exploration of composition in theory and practice, with no stylistic prejudice. Each episode, is short and as unwordy as possible. Not the same as a lecture, but hopefully useful material. Remember its the practical application of the suggested compositional exercises that will best enhance your compositional skill. The (constantly updated) spotify playlist for the entire series is here: http://open.spotify.com/user/miltonline/playlist/35NLay3D8FdSFU45xYYjcv
With individual episode links in each slide.
Please leave feedback here, as well as following me on twitter @miltonline so we can further discuss the wonderful world of music.
Milt, on notes.
Milton notes (v.)
Milton notes (n.)
Never mind.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Here are the lecture slides from a composition seminar I gave on 20th October 2011. The topic was ‘Musical Continua’ focusing on the expressive mechanics of pitch and time that escape standard notation. Not quite the same without the audio and a caffeinated greek standing in front of them but you may enjoy it nonetheless!

[scribd id=69744965 key=key-1v6dfq3gl0t5n8o8ssfh mode=slideshow]

Milt

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Music you haven’t heard, don’t like and don’t understand

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment