Surprise Me with Beauty: The Music of Human Systems
Musical scores and writings on structured improvisation. Poetry, games, mathematics, unusual and familiar sounds, and texts and concepts from varied spiritual traditions combine in multifaceted and entertaining works that invite both musicians and non-musicians to listen, create, perform, and enjoy.
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The Music of Human Systems
Writings and Interviews
three body words
Question Authority the
Three Plus Three
Carved With Breath
Comma Other Scores
Gray Code The Ensemble
Recent Music for Other Ensembles
Penguin Found A MetaOpus
Epilogue by Jonathan Matis
Amitabha appropriate audience beat bigline breathing and pausing Brian Eno chord combination Comma common pulse composed consensus Continuing Core create da da da dance dancers David Tudor drone duet Ending The piece Entering section event Gevurah gradually Gray Code hear improvised vowel sounds Jackson Mac Low John Cage join Joseph Zitt Kenneth Gaburo length listen long tone loop lord Matthew Ross melody Meredith Monk Metatron Press move multiple voices Netzach Paths Pauline Oliveros pausing as needed performance person phonemes phrases on improvised piece ends pitch player playing Question Authority recording repeating two-note phrases rhythm rhythmic patterns scores seconds and ranging seed Shekhinah simultaneously Sing brief upward Sing repeating two-note Sing single singers solo Sound Poetry source text space stanza started stream string sung sustain switch syllable tempo three body words Tiferet tion unison voices or instruments