1927: Two Processes of Creating Form in Music

Veryan Weston
Bridges London: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2006)
Pages 599–604


It is intended to examine form in two pieces of music written/realised in 1927: Webern’s Opus 20 (string trio) and Louis Armstrong’s Wild Man Blues (Hot Seven) as a method of evaluating their significance and diametric social relationship. Reference is made to visual art movements and ideas from this period as well as a glance at scientific and mathematical theory which may be seen to have a coincidental relationship with some ideas in art in 1927.