Research

My research centers on music that is indeterminate with respect to its performance. In other words, music that varies dramatically with each performance, despite having consistent starting conditions (i.e. notation, rules for improvisation, etc.). Music by composers like Pauline Oliveros, Anthony Braxton, and Earle Brown.

The topics covered in my blog often dovetail with my research interests.

In this article, I use statistical methods to describe recurring tendencies in the music of the composer John Cage, whose works are often regarded as "random."