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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) 1995 Society for Music Theory +-------------------------------------------------------------+ | Volume 1, Number 1 January, 1995 ISSN: 1067-3040 | +-------------------------------------------------------------+
General Editor Lee Rothfarb
Co-Editors Dave Headlam Justin London Ann McNamee
Reviews Editor Brian Alegant
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 Christopher Pitchford Ralph Steffen
All queries to: email@example.com
* * CONTENTS * *
AUTHOR AND TITLE FILENAMES
1. Target Articles
Richard J. Cochrane mto.95.1.1.cochrane.art The Phases of Fire
John Rothgeb mto.95.1.1.rothgeb.art The Tristan Chord: Identity and Origin mto.95.1.1.rothgb1.gif mto.95.1.1.rothgb2.gif mto.95.1.1.rothgb3a.gif mto.95.1.1.rothgb3b.gif mto.95.1.1.rothgb4.gif mto.95.1.1.rothgb5.gif -------------------- 2. Commentaries
Richard Cochrane mto.95.1.1.cochrane.tlk The Ideal Four Minutes and Thirty-Three Seconds: Response to John Covach
John Covach mto.95.1.1.covach.tlk Musical Worlds and the Metaphysics of Analysis: Response to Cochrane and Smoliar
Adam Krims mto.95.1.1.krims.tlk On the Fear of Losing Our Tools (A Response to Joseph N. Straus)
Stephen Smoliar mto.95.1.1.smoliar.tlk Musical Objects: Response to John Covach
Joe Straus mto.95.1.1.straus.tlk Post-structuralism and Music Theory (A Response to Adam Krims)
------------------- 3. Reviews
David Clampitt mto.95.1.1.clampitt.rev Report: An International Symposium on Music and Mathematics (Bucharest, Romania)
------------------ 4. Announcements mto.95.1.1.ann
a. League of Composers/ISCM 1995 National Composers Competition b. International Computer Music Association Software Library & Central Resource Locator c. Miles Davis and American Culture d. First International Conference on Gilles de Bins, dit BINCHOIS e. Computer Music Journal 18:4--Winter, 1994 f. Session on Fuzzy Techniques for Music Applications g. Four NEH Summer Seminars on Music h. CDMC Newsletter available on IRCAM's WWW Server ----------------- 5. Employment mto.95.1.1.job
a. Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City b. School of Music at Eastern New Mexico University c. McMaster Univeristy (temporary, 10-month post)
---------------- 6. New Dissertations mto.95.1.1.dis
a. Castren, Marcus. "RECREL: A Similarity Measure for Set-Classes," Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland, 1994. b. Kwan, Kenneth. "Compositional Design in Recent Works of Chou Wen Chung," SUNY Buffalo, 1995. c. Tong, Chee-yee J. "Separate Discourses: A Study of Performance and Analysis," University of Southampton, Dept. of Music, 1994.
---------------- 7. Communications
1. SMT and MTO 2. mto-talk: A New List! 3. New MTO Reviews Editor 4. New Indices Available
1. SMT and MTO MTO subscribers may have noticed that the numbering for this issue is 1.1. After eleven issues in volume "0"--an indicator of MTO's initial, trial stage--future issues will be numbered from volume 1, as an indicator of SMT's official imprimatur. At the November 1994 annual SMT meeting in Tallahassee, Florida, the Executive Board voted to adopt, with some revisions, a proposal on SMT networking drafted last year by an ad hoc Networking Committee (Ann McNamee, Chair) appointed by President Patrick McCreless after the 1993 meeting. The SMT Publications Committee (Rick Cohn, Chair) discussed the proposal in Talahassee and submitted it with some modifications to the Executive Board, which approved it. In addition to extending official recognition to MTO and to the other SMT networking components (the Email Conference and Online Bibliograhic Database), the adopted proposal calls for the establishment of several administrative and managerial positions to oversee and develop SMT networking. A new Networking Committee is currently being appointed. The names and roles of its members will be published in an Editor's Communication in MTO 2.1 (March). The ad hoc Networking Committee members (Bo Alphonce, Dan Harrison, Ann McNamee, John Roeder) are delighted with the Executive Board's decision and appreciate the Publication Committee's support. I would like personally to thank the ad hoc Committee for its efforts. I look forward to working with the members of the new Networking Committee in further developing the content and scope of our online resources.
2. mto-talk: A New List! Beginning in early February a new, trial mailing list, called mto-talk, will be established. Its purpose will be to carry dialog among subscribers and authors about items published in MTO. After a few months of what will hopefully be an active existence, mto-talk will be evaluated by the new SMT Networking Committee. The manager of mto-talk will be Claire Boge, who can be reached at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. She will take over as Manager soon after the new list is launched in early February.
mto-talk will be dedicated to relatively short comments, defined loosely as 10-50 lines (roughly) of electronic text. Extensive, in-depth commentaries on MTO essays (50+ lines) should be prepared according to the MTO author guidelines and submitted to the Editor for publication in MTO. The MTO Guide explains how to request a copy of the author guidelines.
In order to save time and effort, rather than issuing a call for current MTO subscribers to submit requests to join the list, I will simply add all subscribers to the list and send out a welcome message to everyone. After receiving the welcome message, those who wish to remove themselves from mto-talk may do so by sending a message to email@example.com with the line "unsubscribe mto-talk" (without the quotation marks) as the sole text.
3. New MTO Reviews Editor MTO welcomes Brian Alegant (McGill University) as the new Reviews Editor. He replaces Claire Boge who, as the first Reviews Editor, held down that post while at the same time serving as Editor of the SMT Newsletter. The MTO Co- editorial Board would like to thank Claire for her dedica- tion and creative input during the early stages of the journal's development. We welcome her in her new role as mto-talk Manager.
As the new Reviews Editor, Alegant will consult with the staff of *Music Theory Spectrum*, SMT's print journal, in order to coordinate assignments. In its reviews MTO will aim at covering those publications that *Spectrum* cannot cover, in addition to including reviews that our print journal and others have not often covered, for example conferences, textbooks, software, and periodical articles. Subscribers interested in writing a review, as well as those with suggestions for reviews should contact the Reviews Editor by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
4. New Indices Available As announced a few weeks ago, two new files are available in the MTO archive, one containing a directory of dissertation listings published so far in MTO (0.1 - 0.11), the other containing a directory of essays, commentaries, and reviews published so far. The directories are organized alphabetically by authors' names. The files will be updated with each new issue of MTO.
Originally, the files were named diss-index.txt (for the dissertation directory) and all-toc.txt (for the directory of essays, commentaries, and reviews). I recently changed the names of the files to diss.index and toc.index, respectively. Those names are in keeping with the one other index file in the MTO archive, mto.index, which is a listing of *all* files contained in the archive. ---------------------------------
8. Copyright Statement
Overview: 1. Retrieving MTO Items (with mto-serv and FTP) 2. Subscribing to MTO 3. Retrieving MTO Documentation 4. Queries and Communications
1. RETRIEVING MTO ITEMS Items are retrieved by sending an email message to the MTO FileServer, mto-serv, or through anonymous FTP (see below). To use the FileServer, send a message to one of the following two addresses:
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After the word "path," enter your full email address (Bitnet users must include .BITNET). Be *sure* to include the word "path" followed by a valid email address. Without the "path" line, mto-serv will not know where to deliver requested items. To retrieve items from the *current* issue of MTO, after the word "send," replace "Item" with the one of the following options:
articles (= main article[s]) gifs (= musical examples) reviews (= review[s]) commentaries (= commentaries on past MTO articles) dissertations (= dissertation listings) announcements (= announcements) jobs (= job listings) package (= all the above items, in a single package) toc (= current table of contents)
path email@example.com send package
********************************************************************** CAUTIONARY NOTE: Subscribers with restricted emailbox space should be careful when using the "package" option. A full issue of MTO, text and musical examples, can be quite large and may "crash" an emailbox of limited size. It may be safer to request a few files at a time, and to remove them from the emailbox before requesting more files. **********************************************************************
For instructions on retrieving items from back issues, or complete back issues of MTO, consult the document "mto-guide.txt" (see below, on retrieving MTO documentation).
MTO items may also be retrieved through anonymous FTP. The site is: fas.harvard.edu). Use "anonymous" as loginID and your email address as password. Change to the directory pub/smt/mto (with the command: cd pub/smt/mto). The file mto.current contains all items constituting the current issue; toc.current is the most recent table of contents. The individual items of the current issue have filenames that begin as follows: mto.yy.v.i, where "yy" is the last two digits of the current year; "v" is the current volume number; and "i" is the current issue number (example: mto.94.0.6). Refer to the MTO Guide for further information.
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Leave the "Subject:" line blank and as the text of the message include the following single line (no personal letterheads or signatures!):
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You will receive a message confirming your subscription. Once the subscription is confirmed, to receive the MTO Guide send a message to one of the "listproc" addresses shown above, and as the body of the message include the single line: information mto-list
To cancel a subscription, send the following single line to one of the "listproc" addresses (not to mto-serv!): unsubscribe mto-list
[NOTE: Do not send email to the "listproc" addresses for anything other than initiating and terminating subscriptions to MTO. Further, do not send email to mto-list@husc. mto-list is solely for broadcasting MTO to its subscribers, *not* for communication among subscribers, nor for retrieving MTO items (done with mto-serv), nor for communication with the Editor (address above). Please do not send mail to mto-list@husc, *nor* use a "reply" command on email distributed through mto-list.]
3. RETRIEVING MTO DOCUMENTATION Several MTO explanatory documents are available through mto-serv:
mto-guide.txt (the MTO Guide, also retrievable from "listproc") Instructions for a. subscribing to MTO b. retrieving MTO items (articles, reviews, commentaries, musical examples, and figures) c. posting items in MTO (announcements, jobs, dissertations) d. searching the MTO database authors.txt Guidelines for authors policy.txt MTO editorial policy software.txt List of available software (IBM and Mac) for MTO subscribers, and instructions for retrieving the software mto.index List of all files in the MTO archive (updated regularly)
To retrieve any of these documents, send an email message to one of the "mto-serv" addresses (not to the "listproc" addresses!), and use the format shown above ("path" line with full email address, and one or more "send" lines specifying the desired document[s]). For example, to retrieve the document called "software.txt," address a message to mto-serv and as the body of the message include only the following two lines (no personal letterheads or signatures!):
path firstname.lastname@example.org (Bitnet addresses must include .BITNET) send software.txt send authors.txt (additional "send" lines for more items)
The words "path" (followed by an email address) and "send" (followed by the desired item) *must* appear.
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