# “K and Kh relations in Allan Forte”

By Antonella Di Giulio Allan Forte’s K and Kh relations can be described as a comprehensive model of relations between pc sets. Forte emphasizes in his writings also that this model represents a framework for the description of any atonal composition. The “K” represents the set complex, while “Kh” is the subset complex. A K relation compares a nexus set (“T”, set to which all other sets are related) and its complement with a subset “S” and its complement. In a K relation a set or its complement are in the inclusion relation with T or with its … Continue reading “K and Kh relations in Allan Forte”