Thu Apr 8 13:19:24 EDT 2010

Rhythm & Dance

Instead of looking at rythm as a series of events to be interpreted by
a listener, it might be simpler to look at it as a series of motions,
i.e. each up needs a down.

The point being: "performability" might be a key element in rhythm.
Performability meaning: what you hear is not a sequence of sounds, but
a representation of the drummer's hand movements.  I.e. rhythm _needs_
to be dancable.

From this point it might make sense to approach rhythm from the
phisical system way (choreography) as opposed to the auditory
perception way.  I.e. biological motion.

A good base migh be to start from acceleration (muscle tension) and
connected body dynamics (joints produce circular behaviour).