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Professor Hubert Farnsworth
12 April 2009 @ 02:46 pm
You know the world has taken a turn for the surreal when the top Yahoo! news headline reads:

"Captain freed, pirates slain"


Yar.  Welcome to the high-seas adventures of the 17th century.
 
 
Professor Hubert Farnsworth
15 June 2008 @ 10:17 am
New Sequenza21 post project 
 
 
Current Mood: creativecreative
 
 
Professor Hubert Farnsworth
07 June 2008 @ 06:55 pm
New Sequenza21 post....
 
 
Current Mood: calmcalm
 
 
Professor Hubert Farnsworth
27 May 2008 @ 10:26 pm
 I just found out that the paper I wrote with my research partner has been accepted for presentation at an international music analysis conference at Cardiff University in Wales.

Looks like I need to get a passport.

The conference is September 4-7.  Yes, that is at the same time as BBC proms.
 
 
Professor Hubert Farnsworth
08 March 2008 @ 11:41 am
 In other news, I've pretty much declared war on set class analysis.
 
 
 
 
Professor Hubert Farnsworth
24 February 2008 @ 10:22 am
 Ursula Mamlok.

Check her out.

You'll be glad you did.
 
 
Professor Hubert Farnsworth
24 January 2008 @ 11:00 pm
This pretty much makes me want to stab someone:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080125/ap_on_re_us/paid_to_study
 
 
Professor Hubert Farnsworth
24 January 2008 @ 07:30 pm

Something I figured out today:

Attention all composers!  If you have an AIT (0146 or 0137 - doesn't matter) and you want to move to a different AIT with a minimal amount of motion, keep the tritone (ic6) invariant and transpose just one of the two remaining pitches by a tritone.  Presto chango!  By moving only a single tone, your old 0146 is now an inverted 0137 - OR your old 0137 is now an inverted 0146.

Works every time.

Enjoy!

 
 
Professor Hubert Farnsworth
15 January 2008 @ 01:54 pm

Super fun twelve-tone puzzle

 

1) Assign order numbers to a twelve-tone row, such that 0 refers to the first tone, 1 refers to the second, … e refers to the last note of the row.

 

So, <0,1,2,3,4,5> refers to the row’s first hexachord (whatever the pitch classes happen to be) in its original order and <e,t,9,8,7,6> refers to a retrograde of the row’s second hexachord.

 

2) Create a twelve-tone row with the following property:

 

Every other note (starting with the second one) is T1 of the row’s first hexachord and every other note (starting with the first one) is T1 of the row’s second hexachord.

 

More formally:

T1(<0,1,2,3,4,5>) = <1,3,5,7,9,e> and

T1(<6,7,8,9,a,b>) = <0,2,4,6,8,a>


See how long this takes you!  It's kind of easy if you work it through step by step...