Fractal Music

Duration Scaling


We can achieve a more uniform distribution of durations by adding some counterpoint. Below is a two-part version of this melody. It has twice as many notes and an identical distribution of duration values.

"Go For Baroque"

Here is the distribution of duration values for a three-part variation that satisfies the same power law relation:

"Go For Baroque"
(mp3: 245K)

While this piece is too short to reasonably be categorized as fractal with respect to duration, it certainly suggests that larger compositions in the same style could possess a self-similar distribution of duration values.

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