SMITH, Peter Anthony

MMus University of Sydney 2012 Pages: 83

Computer Aided Statistical Analysis of Motive Use and Compositional Idiom

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This thesis discusses the creation of a means of pitch-based data representation which allows automated logging and analysis of melodic motivic material. This system also allows analysis of a number of attributes of a composition which are not readily apparent to human analysis. By using a numerical data format which treats motivically related material as equivalent, groups of tonally equivalent intervals (n-tuples) can be logged and have statistical procedures carried out on them...

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