Strand A: Theoretical subproject

Music is, like language, a system, in which infinitely many structures can be generated out of finite means.

The theoretical strand of the ERC project is devoted to the investigation of formal principles that govern musical syntax and structure building in Western and non-Western music. Our goal is to come up with concrete formalisms that characterize structures such as harmony, melody and voice-leading in overarching, coherent ways.


Main results