Gershon Wolfe, Composer, Software developer


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My approach to classical music:

I study the structure of harmony, the twelve-tone technique, musical set theory, serialism, and minimalistic techniques in composition. I derive compositions that contain intricate texture and broad dynamic range by making use of all twelve notes of the chromatic scale, as opposed to the more restrictive diatonic scale. Using the expanded vocabulary of twelve tones, and not concentration on any one tonal key, an entirely new and expanded range of combinations of notes are possible.


Gershon is a software developer interested in functional programming, artificial intelligence (AI), cellular automata, classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, mathematical logic, musical set theory, and symmetry. He has a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from UCLA, a Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a postdoctoral fellowship from UCSF. GMW has been developing software for over 25 years with applications in the physical sciences, bioinformatics, diagnostics, and music composition.