Incidental Courses on Formal Esthetics, Algorithmic Art, Perception and Visualization      IAAA     Remko Scha

Aesthetics, Chance and Music

Remko Scha
Workshop at San Francisco State University, Center for Experimental and Interdisciplinary Arts. April 1985.



John Dewey: Art as Experience (1934). Chapter I: The Live Creature.

Gregory Bateson: "Style, Grace and Information in Primitive Art." (1967)
In: Steps to an Ecology of Mind. New York: Ballantine Books, 1972.

Marcel Duchamp: "Apropos of 'Readymades' " (1961) In: Art and Artists, 1, 4 (1966).

Walter de Maria: "On the Importance of Natural Disasters." (1960)
In: La Monte Young and Jackson MacLow (eds.): An Anthology. 1963.

Herman de Vries: "My Poetry is the World."


George Brecht: Chance-Imagery. New York: Something Else Press, 1957/1966.

Stephen Wolfram: Computer Software in Science and Mathematics.
Scientific American
251, 3 (September 1984), pp. 188 - 203.

Ernst Haeckel: Art Forms in Nature. (1904)

Harold Cohen: "What is an Image?" Proceedings International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Tokyo, 1979, pp. 1028 - 1057.

Remko Scha: Machine Drawings. (1980-1983)


La Monte Young: Composition 1960 # 7. In: La Monte Young and Jackson MacLow (eds.): An Anthology. 1963.

P.G. Adrian: Réflections sur l'Univers Sonore. Paris: Richard-Masse, 1954.

John Dewey: Art as Experience. (1934) Chapter VII: The Natural History of Form.

Roland Barthes: "Rasch." (1975) In: The Responsibility of Forms. New York: Hill and Wang, 1985.

Guy Murchie: Music of the Spheres. (1961) Chapter 11: "Of Waves and Music."

Glenn Branca: Symphony No. 5. Describing Planes of an Expanding Hypersphere. Program Notes, October 1984.

Dane Rudhyar: The Magic of Tone and the Art of Music. (1982) Chapter 11: "Dissonant Harmony, Pleromas of Sound, and the Principle of Holistic Resonance." Boulder: Shambhala, 1982.

Bill Davenport: "Interview with Remko Scha." Unsound 1, 4 (July 1984)

Remko  Scha: "The Machines." (1984) Ear Magazine 9, 1 (May/June 1984).