Frank Rothkamm [ Critique of Pure Jazz ]


"Music came to a full stop with Brahms; and even in Brahms I can begin to hear the noise of machinery" Wittgenstein (1930)

1 Pure Jazz is everything that is random.
(We have input, the program, and output.)

2 What is random, the fact, is the existence of musical facts.
(The input is random within a range, a random choice from a known number of elements.)

3 The musical picture of the facts are the notes.
(The program is the advancement of time with each random choice.)

4 The notes are the significant propositions.
(The notes can be from imperceptible to indefinite. To be significant, they almost always are short or a fraction of short and within a musical range)

5 Propositions are musical functions of elementary propositions.
(An elementary proposition is a musical function of itself.)

6 The general form of musical functions is: MF = random(lower_limit,higher_limit)
(This is the binary form of propositions, the Bernoulli trial)
7 Whereof one cannot make a note, one must make a rest.


Catalog No: FLX33 (LN66)
Title: Critique of Pure Jazz
Sound Artist: Frank Rothkamm
Visual Artist: Jackson Pollock
Holger Rothkamm
Label: Flux Records
Length: 6:01:55 (21715s)
Composed: 2014
Location: Los Angeles
Instruments: Formula
Dual Yamaha FB01
Release Date: 10/17/2015
Format: Digital
209 ALBUMs
1100 TRACKs
112 PDFs

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