Contrapuntal Aspects of the Mystic Chord and Scriabin’s Piano Sonata No. 5

Octavio A. Agustín-Aquino, Guerino Mazzola

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Abstract

We present statistical evidence for the importance of the “mystic chord” in Scriabin’s Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 53, from a computational and mathematical counterpoint perspective. More specifically, we compute the effect sizes and perform $$\chi ^{2}$$ tests with respect to the distributions of counterpoint symmetries in the Fuxian, mystic, Ionian and representatives of the other three possible counterpoint worlds in two passages of the work, which provide evidence of a qualitative change between the Fuxian and the mystic worlds in the sonata.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMathematics and Computation in Music - 7th International Conference, MCM 2019, Proceedings
EditorsMariana Montiel, Francisco Gomez-Martin, Octavio A. Agustín-Aquino
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages3-20
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783030213916
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Event7th International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music, MCM 2019 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Jun 18 2019Jun 21 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11502 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music, MCM 2019
Country/TerritorySpain
CityMadrid
Period6/18/196/21/19

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was partially supported by a grant from the Niels Hendrik Abel Board.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Keywords

  • Counterpoint
  • Mystic chord
  • Scriabin

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