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Durham University



Mr Nick Carlson, Music Composition, Theorist, Writer, Artist and Teacher

Member of the Department of Music

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I received my undergraduate degree in Classical Music Composition from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, USA and have been accepted at Durham University to receive Masters in Music Composition. I study Fractal Music and how it has struggled to receive recognition as an aesthetic musical art form. As with many mathematically generated compositions the success has been limited to the ones in the field of generated works. I hope to reach a wider audience and show how fractals can enhance musical works.

Research Interests

  • Chaos Theory
  • Fractals
  • Fugues of Bach
  • I Ching
  • Microtonal Music