Peter Schat (1935-2003), author of Tone Clock, was a Dutch composer who created a system of organizing twelve tone rows into tonal groupings for the purpose of music composition. I have been using this method with some success in my own compositions and find that it gets more interesting and challenging the more that I work with it.
- Peter Schat's Tone Clock in Jazz and Improvised Music by Theo Hoogstins
This article by Theo Hoogstins explains the fundamentals of the Tone Clock.
- The Tone Clock by Theo Hoogstins
Same article as before in a different format.
- Peter Schat - Autobiography (Official Peter Schat Website)
- Peter Schat - Wikipedia entry
Here is a short "riff-based" composition entitled "Mitten Clause" played by The Fakebooks (Perry Justus, drums; Steven Ronk, bass; Dustin Adams, keys) that I came up with a couple of years ago when I first learned of the technique.