• propositional music;
  • self-organizing musical forms;
  • music learning;
  • music and brain;
  • music and electroencephalogram;
  • brain music interface;
  • brainwave music;
  • neuromusic

Abstract: Results obtained from projects in which self-organizing musical structures spontaneously arise through electrical interface between the brain and generative musical systems are surveyed. This provides a springboard for examining important paradigm shifts taking place in our thinking about what musical forms can be and how this might influence efforts to increase our understanding of the underlying neural dynamics. Implications of this work for the design of music curricula are considered, emphasizing the importance of active imaginative listening. A view of composing, termed “propositional music,” is introduced in which the proposition of cognitive models of music is an ongoing part of creative musical activity.