This paper was written at Cranbrook School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Information theory and music†
Version of Record online: 17 JAN 2007
Copyright © 1962 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 7, Issue 2, pages 137–163, April 1962
How to Cite
Cohen, J. E. (1962), Information theory and music. Syst. Res., 7: 137–163. doi: 10.1002/bs.3830070202
- Issue online: 17 JAN 2007
- Version of Record online: 17 JAN 2007
- Manuscript Received: 21 JUN 1961
Jonathan Swift once said that good writing was a matter of getting the right words in the right order, Similarity, a sounds and arranging these sounds into some sort of pattern. The uses of information theory to analyze and describe this creative process, its limitations and possibilities, are discussed in this paper.