System 5050 and the density index
Phil Morton's observations and speculations from research work with system 5050 using the `trio`
The trio played short pieces 4-6 minutes long, which will produce a musical experience whose soundings could be described as `thin`
The trio also used two ratio settings on the manual chess clocks, 50:50 and 33:66 - refer to the video for details.
The observations and speculations from his listening body are
- The density index exposes two different ways of playing, the placement of sound that is of itself and the collaborations of people and sounds that create a narrative in a timeline (temporal?)
- The density index offers a simple and structural method to take a group of players and move through the different densities and experience different [help me out here?] sonic relationships and characteristics.
- This is can be used with a group of any size but Mr. Morton speculates this is a very significant and helpful tool for improvisers who are interested an `orchestral sound` experienced when the musicians' count is large, PM speculates over 8 - nay more than 12.
- The sample count is small - one session.
- These findings are linked to Mr. Morton's hypothesis, that `System 5050` works differently in different settings, so its dynamic, has depth. System 5050 is not singular or flat.
- He commends these finding to the house.
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