Network Models of Music
Music 575, Seminar in Theory
Winter 1992
John Rahn
Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:20 Music room 27
This seminar will explore various network models for music, including the group-labelled graphs introduced by David Lewin, as well as other approaches which may include the general theory of relations and graph theory. For example, Robert Haralick has explored consistent relation-graph labeling problems as a family of NP-complete constraint satisfaction problems. Specific approaches may include Petri-nets (Stephen Pope et al), augmented transition networks (ATNs, David Cope et al), "neural nets" and parallel distributed processing models (PDP), and constraint graphs and constraint logic programming models (Alan Borning et al). What is interesting is the relations among these various angles on relational modelling in the context of graph theory, and the possible cross-fertilization between analytical approaches such as Lewin's and generative ones such as Haralick's or Pope's -- the possible re-interpretation of analytic models as generative and generative models as analytic.
A School of Music entry code is required and can be obtained from the Graduate Advising office, Music room 116.For more information, please contact Professor John Rahn, room 105 Music, 543-2291 (email jrahn@u.washington.edu).