Publications by Robert Morris

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Books

2010
The Whistling Blackbird: Essays and Talks on New Music. The University of Rochester Press.

2001
Class Notes for Advanced Atonal Theory. (2 vols.) Frog Peak Music.

1991
Class Notes for Atonal Theory. Frog Peak Music.

1987
Composition with Pitch-Classes: A Theory of Compositional Design. Yale University Press.

Articles and Book Chapters

2017
"A Companion to Pitch-Time Correlation by J. K. Randall," introduction to J. K. Randall: Pitch-Time Correlation, Open Space Press.
2016
"Notation is One Thing, Analysis Another, Musical Experience a Third: What Can They Have To Do With One Another?," in Music in Time: Phenomenology, Perception, Performance, edited by Suzannah Clark and Alexander Rehding, Harvard Department of Music, Cambridge, MA.

2016
“‘The detail of the pattern is movement’: Ben Boretz’s String Quartet,” OSM 19/20.

2015
“Review of ‘Tone rows and tropes’ by Harald Fripertinger and Peter Lackner,” JMM 9/2.

2014
“Calligraphy, Changes, Autonomy,” PNM 52/2.

2012
“What Milton Babbitt Enabled,” MILTON BABBITT (1916-2011) IN MEMORIAM. MTS 34/1.

2012
“Structure and Infra-Structure in Milton Babbitt's music: Listening to Babbitt's Concerti for Orchestra," milton babbitt: a composers' memorial; scores and texts in memoriam. OSM 14 and PNM special supplement to 49/2.

2011
“Serialism Panel (SMT meeting 2009): Response to Hermann, Priore, and Qualia,” Theoria 18.

2011
“A Note on Ben [Boretz]’s Violin Concerto,” OPEN SPACE CD 27.

2011
“Remembering Rapport,” OSM 12/13.

2010
"Tana Varnams: An Entry into Raga Delineation in Carnatic Music," AAWM 1.

2010
"Some Musical Applications of Minimal Graph Cycles," T&P 35.

2009
"To Think of Ravikiran," chitravina n ravikiran: celebrating 40 years of contributions to music..., dedicatory booklet for a commemorative convocation and concert, Siva Gami Pethachi Auditorium, 179 Luz Church Road, Chennai, India, p.36-37.

2008
"Dover Lane, 2008," OSM, 10:187-97.

2008
“Compositional Theory, Musical Spaces, and Compositional Designs” in Proceedings of the Symposium Around Set Theory: A French/American Musicological Meeting 15-16, 2003, Moreno Adresatta, Bardez, Jean-Michel, and Rahn, John. Editions Deletour France: Ircam Centre Pompidou.

2008
"Music/Talking About Music/Talking About Talking About Music," in Essays on the Music and Theoretical Writings of Thomas DeLio, Contemporary American Composer, Thomas Licata, ed., Edwin Mellon Press.

2007
"Mathematics and the Twelve-Tone System: Past, Present, and Future," PNM, 45,2:76-107.

2006-7
"Excerpts from a Conversation," (with David Mott) OSM 8/9, 124-40.

2006
"Ravikiran's Concept of Melharmony: An Inquiry into Harmony in South Indian Ragas," (with Chitravina N. Ravikiran) MTS, 28/2:255-76.

2006
"Architectonic Composition in South Indian Classical Music: The 'Navaragamalika Varnam'," in Analytical Studies in World Music, Michael Tenzer, ed., Oxford University Press.

2005
"Aspects of Post-Tonal Canon Systems," INT, 18/19:189-221.

2005
"A collection of thoughts on Jim Randall, his piano piece GAP6 I, and some notions of 'gap,'" OSM, 7:5-36.

2004
"The Survival of Music: Musical Citizenship in South India," PNM, 42:66-87.

2004
"Respiration in Stefan Wolpe's Piece in Two Parts for Six Players," OSM, 6:154-73.

2003
"Musical Form, Expectation, Attention and Quality," OSM, 4:59-127.

2003
"Some Processes in Wolpe's Piece in Three Parts for Piano and Sixteen Instruments," in On the Music of Stefan Wolpe: Essays and Recollections, Austin Clarkson, ed., Pendragon Press.

2003
"Pitch-Class Duplication in Serial Music: Partitions of the Double Aggregate," PNM, 41/2.

2002
"A Footnote to Hasty, Whitehead and Plato: More Thoughts on Stefan Wolpe's Music," PNM, 40/2.

2001
"Variation and Process in South Indian Music: Some Kritis and their Sangatis," MTS, 23/1:74-89.

2001
"Some things I learned (didn't learn) from Milton Babbitt, or why I am (am not) a serial composer," OSM, 3:59-127.

2000/01
"Autocommentary: Thoughts on Music Theory at the Millennium," as part of "Forum: Music Theory at the Millennium," INT, 14/15:37-48.

2000
"Cage Contemplating/Contemplating Cage," OSM, 2:1-32.

1999
Recollections by a Student of the 60s ," NMM, 2.

1998
Introduction to Panorama of Music Theory, 1987-97," MTO, 4.2.

1998
"Voice Leading Spaces," MTS, 20/2:175-208.

1997
"Listening to Milton Babbitt's Electronic Music: the Medium and the Message," PNM, 35/2.

1997
"Some Remarks on 'Odds and Ends'," PNM, 35/2.

1997
"Not Only Rows in Richard Swift's Roses Only," PNM 35/1:13-48.

1997
"The Structure of First-Species Canon in Modal, Tonal and Atonal Musics," INT, 9.

1997
"K- Kh- and Beyond," in Music Theory in Concept and Practice, James Baker, David Beach, and Jonathan Bernard, eds., Rochester University Press.

1995
"Equivalence and Similarity in Pitch and their Interaction with Pcset Theory," JMT 39/2.

1995
"Compositional Spaces and Other Territories," PNM 33/1-2.

1995
"Conflict and Anomaly in Bartòk and Webern," in Musical Transformations and Musical Intuition, edited by Raphael Atlas and Michael Cherlin, Ovenbird Press.

1995
"Aspects of Confluence between Western Art Music and Ethnomusicology," in Concert Music, Rock, and Jazz since 1945: Essays and Analytic Studies edited by Elizabeth Marvin and Richard Hermann, University of Rochester Press.

1994
"Recommendations for Atonal Music Pedagogy in General; Recognizing and Hearing Set-Classes in Particular," JMTP, 8.

1994
"New Directions in the Theory and Analysis of Musical Contour," MTS, 18/2.

1993
"Modes of Coherence and Continuity in Schoenberg's Piano Piece, Opus 23/1," T&P 17.

1990
"Some Compositional and Analytic Applications of T-Matrices," INT, 3.

1990
"Pitch-Class Complementation and its Generalizations," JMT 34/2:175-245.

1988
"The Even Partitions in Twelve-Tone Music." (with Brian Alegant) MTS 10:80-101.

1988
"Generalizing Rotational Arrays." JMT 32:204-45.

1984
"Set-Type Saturation Among Twelve-Tone Rows." PNM 22/1-2.

1983
"Combinatoriality without the Aggregate." PNM 21/1-2:432-86.

1982
"Set-Groups, Complementation, and Mappings." JMT 26:101-44.

1980
"A Similarity Index for Pitch-Class Sets." PNM 18/1-2:445-60.

1977
"On the Generation of Multiple Order Number Twelve-tone Rows." JMT 21:238-63.

1977
"A General Theory of Combinatoriality and the Aggregate (parts I and II)." (with Daniel Starr) PNM 16/1:3-35, 16/2 (Spring-Summer 1978):50-84.

1977
"More on 0,1,4,2,9,5,11,3,8,10,7,6." ITO 2/7:15-20.

1976
"Notes for Motet on Doo-dah." AJNM3/2.

1974
"The Structure of All-Interval Series." (with Daniel Starr) JMT 8/2:364-89.

1974
"The Yale Electronic Music Studio." NCAEN IV/7.


Review Essays

1995
"Review of Musical Form and Transformation: 4 Analytic Essays by David Lewin," JMT 39-2.

1982
"Review of The Technique of Electronic Music by Thomas Wells, and Tape Music Composition by David Keane." JMT 26:331- 48.

1982
"Review of John Rahn's Basic Atonal Theory." MTS 4:138-154.


Reviews

1989
"Review of Classical Music of South India: Karnatic Tradition in Western Notation by Kanthimathi Kumer and Jean Stackhouse, JMR.

1988
"Review of the 1987 International Conference of Computer Music (at the University of Illinois, at Champaign-Urbana)" (with Joann Kucera Morin) PNM 27/1.

1985
"Review of The Music of Elliott Carter" by David Schiff." JAMS 38/2:183-190.

1983
"Record review of IRCAM, un portrait." MQ 69/3:454-6.

1980
"Review of Charles Wuorinen's Simple Composition." T&P 5/1:66-72.

Artworks

2015
Meander Renamed: maze drawings by Robert Morris and an interview with Rebecca Morris" Ooga Booga Books.
1998
"Insect Collection Project," White Walls, fall/winter 98.


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