Information Entropy in the Billie Jean and Beat It Vocal Notations

Abstract: This paper examines and calculates the information entropy, as defined by Claude Shannon, in selected songs authored by Michael Jackson, more specifically, their vocal parts. The calculation only takes into account the music, more specifically, its linear notation. The entropies of individual songs are then Read More …

Femmes Fatale – The ‘Dangerous Woman’ Narrative

Abstract: From as early as his 1982 Billie Jean short film, it has been apparent that Michael Jackson had a distinct fascination with Film Noir, the Classical Hollywood Cinema movement, which was popularized in the post-war era. In this opinion piece, Jan Carlson carries out an in-depth analysis of Read More …