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The thesis underlying Schillinger’s research is that music is a form of movement.

Yet another admirer and former student of Schillinger’s system was veteran movie composer, John Barry. Occasionally the text is deliberately provocative.

Schillinger System

Views Read Edit View history. The uncompromising tone is due partly to the background from which he emerged. During the s, he was amongst those who called for science to sweep away outdated practices.

The Schillinger System of Musical Compositionnamed after Joseph Schillinger — is a method of musical composition based on mathematical processes.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Instead, it languished in relative obscurity. His flamboyant manner based on extreme assertions is evident in his writings: Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Languages Deutsch Edit links.

This has the schilligner of resulting in a treatise of great length and elaborate nomenclature.


It is marred by a wildly uneven tone, at times neutral and objective, at muaical vehement and polemical. Schillinger rarely attempts to predict the aesthetic consequences of his system, but instead offers generalized pattern-making techniques, free of stylistic bias. Retrieved from ” https: The Schillinger System might have served as a road map for many later developments musucal music theory and composition.

This page was last edited on 16 Mayat Noted jazz swing composer Edgar Sampson ” Stompin’ at the Schilliinger ” was a Schillinger student in the s. Despite its length, it presents only a partial exposition of the system.

My system does not circumscribe the composer’s freedom, but merely points out the methodological way to arrive at a decision.

Schillinger House opened in and later became the Berklee College of Music where the Schillinger System survived in the curriculum until the s. Schillinger had a profound effect on the world of jazz education. His widow and biographer, Frances Schillinger, hired editors to complete and publish a text.

The Schillinger System Of Musical Composition Volume I Books I Vii Volume Ii Books Viii Xii

January Learn how and when to remove this template message. His method remained difficult and obscure for the uninitiated.

Schillinger’s System of Musical Composition is an attempt to create a comprehensive and definitive treatise on music and number. Any physical action or process has its equivalent form of expression in music. Furthermore, Schillinger pioneered advanced algorithmic compositional techniques long schillingre the work of Iannis Xenakis and other later advocates. The techniques in the field of rhythm to some extent compensate for an imbalance in composition literature, largely dominated by considerations of pitch.


Both movement and music are understandable with our existing knowledge of science. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Schillinger System – Wikipedia

It comprises theories of rhythmharmonymelodycounterpointform, and semantics emotional meaning, as in movie music. They pulled together his unfinished monograph with parts of his correspondence courses.

Many of the techniques and procedures were later independently advocated by others, schillinter history remembers as their creators. Schillinger’s style can induce a resistance, appearing at times relentlessly dry, favoring algebra and music notation above words. By revealing principles of the organization of sound through scientific analysis, Schillinger hoped to free the composer from the shackles of tradition.

The techniques schillingef tools: Schillinger’s celebrity status made him suspect, and his ideas were treated with skepticism. This section does not cite any sources.