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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 683; doi:10.3390/IS4SI-2017-03971

Rigidity and Flexibility: A Comparative Study of Traditional Chinese and Western Music from the Perspective of Complex Information System Theory

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The College of Humanities & Social Science, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xianning West Road, No.28, Xi’an 710049, China
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The College of Electronic & Information Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
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Published: 8 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY)
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Abstract

Through discussion on the increments of unordered elements in the transition of 20th century western contemporary music, this paper investigates similarities between 20th century western music and traditional Chinese music. Analyzing chaos in Tradition Chinese Music scripts and inheritance and comparing the fractal features of Chinese and Western music, it also views, from the perspective of philosophy, the value and philosophical meaning of Chinese and Western music.
Keywords: rigidity; flexibility; uncertainty; traditional Chinese and Western music; complex information system rigidity; flexibility; uncertainty; traditional Chinese and Western music; complex information system
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Cao, G.; Li, D. Rigidity and Flexibility: A Comparative Study of Traditional Chinese and Western Music from the Perspective of Complex Information System Theory. Proceedings 2017, 1, 683.

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