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A lecture: Formal aspects of musical structures

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The first 2 chapters and partly translated chapter 3 of the lectures given at Paris 8 University (Vincennes in Saint-Denis) from 1978 to 1990, first as lecturer then as associate lecturer in the Computer science and Music departments, are available below. Although they are not recent, some students still find them of interest. Feel free to download and print them.

Chapter 1 - The musical space
Chapter 2 - Local operation: mechanisms and operators
Chapter 3 - Formalised analysis

André Riotte is working on a study tool in musical formalisation, which updates this material, to include lectures given at Ircam from 1991 to 1998 as part of a post-graduate course on "20th century Musicology".

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