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M U S I C T H E O R Y O N L I N E
A Publication of the Society for Music Theory Copyright (c) 1994 Society for Music Theory +-------------------------------------------------------------+ | Volume 0, Number 9 July, 1994 ISSN: 1067-3040 | +-------------------------------------------------------------+
General Editor Lee Rothfarb
Co-Editors Dave Headlam Justin London Ann McNamee
Reviews Editor Claire Boge
Consulting Editors Bo Alphonce Thomas Mathiesen Jonathan Bernard Ann McNamee John Clough Benito Rivera Nicholas Cook John Rothgeb Allen Forte Arvid Vollsnes Marianne Kielian-Gilbert Robert Wason Stephen Hinton Gary Wittlich
Editorial Assistants Natalie Boisvert Cynthia Gonzales
All queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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AUTHOR AND TITLE FILENAMES
1. Target Articles
Henry Klumpenhouwer, Some Remarks on the mto.94.0.9.klumpenhouwer.art Use of Riemann Transformations mto.94.0.9.klumpenhouwer.fig mto.94.0.9.klumpenhouwer.app (incld. in .art file)
Jay Rahn, From Similarity to Distance; From mto.94.0.9.rahn.art Simplicity to Complexity; From PItches to Intervals; From Description to Causal Ex- planation
2. Commentaries None this issue
3. Reviews None this issue
4. Announcements mto.94.0.9.ann
a. "Gender Trouble" in Music Research: Theoretical Challenges, Problems, and Approaches b. Humdrum Toolkit Seminars c. New mailing list: music-and-moving-pictures d. Computer Music Journal (CMJ) nternet Archives
5. Employment mto.94.0.9.job
Lectureship in Music Technology, University of Glasgow
6. New Dissertations mto.94.0.9.dis
Burns, Kristine H., "The History and Development of Algorithms in Music Composition, 1957-93," Ball State University, School of Music, 1994
Harley, Maria A., "Space and Spatialization in Contemporary Music: History and Analysis, Ideas and Implementations," McGill University, 1994
Hoffman, Stanley M., "Extended Tonality and Voice Leading in Twelve Songs, Op. 27, by Alexander Zemlinsky," Brandeis University, 1993
Rust, Douglas, "A Theory of Form for Lutoslawski's Late Works," Yale University, 1994
Sheinberg, Ester, "The Semantics of Irony in Shostakovich," (in progress), University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Taylor, Stephen A., "The Lamento Motif: Metamorphosis in Ligeti's Late Style," Cornell University, 1994
7. Communications Subscribers will recall that a survey regarding access to and use of the World-Wide Web (W3) was distributed to everyone prior to the broadcast of MTO 0.8, and then once again in the Communications section of 0.8. Despite two distributions the number of responses was regrettably low: out of over 500 subscribers, less than 10% (46) filled in and returned the questionnaire. The poor response might indicate indifference, lack of time, or mailing problems. In any case, the trend of the responses from the first survey distribution to the second remained stable: a majority of MTO subscribers (74%) are equipped to use W3, though only a little over half (56%) read their email (including MTO) on a machine that has access to W3. The number of times that subscribers use W3 averages out to between 2-3, though some use W3 as often as 10-15 times weekly. Almost 90% said they would read a multi-media version of MTO if it were available, and roughly 89% would make the commitment to learn the HyperText Markup Language (HTML) in order to prepare texts for a multi-media, hypertextual version of MTO.
If these statistics are any indication of subscribers' readiness to embrace W3, then MTO will, in time, begin to offer a multi-media version of the journal. As originator and present editor of MTO, I certainly would like to see it take advantage of the unique opportunities offered by network technology--the very things that distinguish the journal. However, "network technology" is an evolving, moving target. Standardization across so many hardware platforms and operating systems is fraught with complexities. Many of these can be hidden behind user-friendly interfaces, but only at the cost of escalating demands on users' equipment, as well as on the network itself. The staff of MTO could make a full-time job just out of pursuing the latest advances and adapting them for our use, and in the process lose sight of the very purpose of the journal: disseminating and discussing ideas, not experimenting with network technology. MTO should be a scholarly forum, not a technological laboratory. We should explore the technology and adopt it insofar as it serves the objectives of a scholarly publication. However, when technology begins to drive our efforts, we have missed *our* target.
As the survey showed, just over half of the respondents read email on machines with W3 access. Still, that leaves nearly half who don't, can't, or don't care to use W3. A multi-media MTO will put Bitnet subscribers out of the picture altogether. W3 tools are not yet completely stabilized. Demands on the network have increased markedly, decreasing its speed and taxing the patience of users who access large files (e.g. graphics and sound). Although a clear majority of respondents expressed a willingness, in the abstract, to learn HTML, when reality hits, how many will actually do it? Some HTML editors have become available, but how many authors will set aside their cherished word-processing programs, mastered with considerable time investment, in order to learn a new program whose usefulness may, for the time being, be limited to MTO?
Moving MTO into the W3 arena means a number of changes for the editorial and production staff, and for distribution and archiving procedures. More staff will be necessary to check and, if necessary, edit texts. More storage space must be secured at various sites in order to archive files, particularly large sound files. Site managers must be recruited to oversee such storage sites. Appointing staff and establishing storage sites will take time. MTO cannot enter the W3 arena overnight. Further, the network still has some distance to go before W3 is stable, reliable, efficient, and generally "comfortable."
MTO is an evolving medium in an evolving environment. The journal and its subscribers will prepare and be ready for W3 when W3 is ready for them.
Lee A. Rothfarb, Editor Music Theory Online
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