Originally Posted by alparrott
Can the absence of a pattern be construed as a pattern? Then can the absence of a rhythm be construed as a rhythm? This strains pretty hard at what definitions of rhythm and melody are. I'd love to hear someone with an advanced degree in music theory or composition give their .02.
Steward Copland mused something similar once in an interview some years back.
Something to effect of "even it's one beat per 100 years, it's still a rhythm.."
I won't ponder to guess. I just know it's one of the few types of music that doesn't make me start tapping, air drumming, or otherwise trying to play the rhythm in my head or on any near by source. LOL.