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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 method remained difficult and obscure for the uninitiated. My system does not circumscribe the composer’s freedom, but merely points out the methodological way to arrive at a decision. His contribution was intuitively recognizing how to apply everyday mathematics to the making of music. He did not finish work on the texts he hoped would advance his theories in the realm of academia.

Any physical action or process has its equivalent form of expression in music. The uncompromising tone is due partly to the background from which he emerged.

Noted jazz swing composer Edgar Sampson ” Stompin’ at the Savoy ” was a Schillinger student in the s. Furthermore, Schillinger pioneered advanced algorithmic compositional techniques long before the work of Iannis Xenakis and other later advocates. The New York Amsterdam News.


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

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This section does not cite any sources. They pulled together his unfinished monograph with parts of his correspondence courses. The thesis underlying Schillinger’s research is that music is a schillknger of movement.

Occasionally the text is deliberately provocative.

This page was last edited on 16 Mayat Instead, schilkinger languished in relative obscurity. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.

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Views Read Edit View history. His widow and biographer, Frances Schillinger, hired editors to complete and publish a text.

Any decision, which results in a harmonic relation, is fully acceptable. Composiiton Schillinger System might have served as a road map for many later developments in music theory and composition. He expressed the belief that certain patterns were universal, and common to both muscial and the very structure of our nervous system. Both movement and music are understandable with our scyillinger knowledge of science. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He died early from stomach cancer.

Schillinger’s System of Musical Composition is an attempt to create a comprehensive and definitive treatise on music and number. During the s, he was amongst those who called for science to sweep away outdated practices.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is marred by a wildly uneven tone, at times neutral and objective, at times vehement and polemical.

Although the system is forward-looking, couched in an apparently modern form, it also clarifies traditional music theory by debunking misconceptions from the past.

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Yet another admirer and former student of Schillinger’s system was veteran movie composer, John Barry. Despite its length, it presents only a partial exposition of the system. Schillinger’s style can induce a resistance, appearing at times relentlessly dry, favoring algebra and music notation above words.

Retrieved from ” https: It offers a systematic and compositioj specific approach to music analysis and composition, a descriptive rather than prescriptive grammar of music. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Schillinger House opened in and later became the Berklee College of Music where the Schillinger System survived in the curriculum until the s.