Category: Modes

Posts somehow relating to theoretical developments with the Heptatonic Modal Catalog.

Jan 25 2018

The Locrian Mode: No, It’s Not Unusable

Locrian Stacked Fourths

The Locrian Mode: No, It’s Not Unusable As a modal composer and theorist, known for geeking out about harmonic technique, I have always been fascinated by the way others perceive the Locrian mode. From my perspective, it is simply a mode, and one that I have been known to use on occasion in my own …

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Feb 08 2015

Presenting at the 2015 West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis

I am pleased to announce that my latest theoretical paper, “Of Modes and Manifolds: The Landscape of Expanded Heptatonic Modal Pitch Space” has been accepted for the 2015 West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis (WCCMTA). For those unfamiliar with the organization, the WCCMTA is a chapter of the larger Society of Music Theory …

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