At 6/11/10 02:08 PM, str0b wrote:
At 6/11/10 09:53 AM, SessileNomad wrote:
i dont think its possible to have unmetered music, at least its nothing ive ever heard of before5/4 is a meter. Brilliant.
ive heard of mixed meter, fractional meters, and compound meters, but nothing purely lacking meter
thats in 5/4
when you arrange sound(aka make music), you're arranging four things: pitch, volume, timbre, and DURATION
you cant arrange duration and then NOT have a system of measuring said duration, same with arranging volume and then having no way of measuring the volume, it cant happen
unmetered music doesnt exist, even if the composer arbitrarily writes something he believes to have no meter, so when OP asks for unmetered music, the best anyone can do is give him music that doesnt use common meters, such as 5/4
"From his earliest works, Messiaen used non-retrogradable (palindromic) rhythms"
"Messiaen also made use of "additive" rhythms. This involves lengthening individual notes slightly or interpolating a short note into an otherwise regular rhythm"