Chapter 10: Musical Composition and Recomposition

The beats of a single piece may be rearranged and reorganized to create new structures and rhythmic patterns including the creation of beat-based "variations on a theme." Musical uses are discussed, and new forms of rhythmic transformation and modulation are introduced. Two pieces may be merged in a time-synchronous manner to create hybrid rhythmic textures that inherit tonal qualities from both. A series of sound examples demonstrate.

10.1  Friend of the Devil of the Friend
10.2  "New" Pieces from Old
10.3  The Maple Leaf Waltz, Julie's March, and Take Four
10.4  Beat-Based Time Reversal II
10.5  Beat Randomization
10.6  Beat-Synchronous Sound Collages
10.7  Beat-Synchronous Cross-Performance