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An intensive study of rhythmic and melodic innovations in the early 1960's avant-garde jazz music from both compositional and improvisational standpoints, focusing on the music of Ornette Coleman. Parallels are drawn between these innovations and discoveries in modern mathematical chaos theory, resulting in an original composition based on a nonlinear dynamic system known as the Lorenz attractor. A performance of the composition featuring the author is recorded using studio production techniques of the early 1960's.

Mike Andrews
Wed Oct 23 01:18:29 EDT 1996