A
                  Geometry of Music

A Geometry of Music

Most listeners prefer tonal music to atonal music, but what exactly is the difference between them? In this book, I identify five basic musical features that jointly contribute to the sense of tonality, show how these features constrain each other, and trace their interactions  throughout the history of Western music.

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Crackpot Hymnal

Crackpot Hymnal

Crackpot Hymnal (2013) is new music for classical instruments. It is tonal, extroverted, irreverent, and lively, musical surrealism that enriches its classical roots with fresh ideas from jazz and rock.

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Dmitri Tymoczko Biography

Dmitri Tymoczko Biography

I am a composer and music theorist who teaches at Princeton University. So far I have written one book (A Geometry of Music, Oxford Univeristy Press, 2011) and two CDs (Crackpot Hymnal [2013] and Beat Therapy [2011], Bridge Records).  When creating and thinking about music, I am interested in a wide range of styles.

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Beat
                  Therapy

Beat Therapy

Beat Therapy (2005-9) is a fusion of jazz, funk, and classical music. It sounds like jazz, unless you listen closely, at which point you realize that it grows and develops more like classical music. There is some improvisation on almost every track.

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