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steve layton's realization of darfur pogrommen (2007)
steve layton's realization of textbook: music of solitary landscapes in hyperspace (piece for IPS) (1984-1987)
dtoub and Paul H. Muller are discussing. Toggle Comments
Well just a comment for the benefit of those players who might try this… The key signature shows no meter, but a glance at the measures confirms 3/8. The tempo given in the notes is marked as a quarter note. Looks interesting…
Someone might try this????
Problem with meter is that it’s misleading. Some parts are in three, others are really in two. Some beats occur on the second and fifth sixteenth in the measure.
Given the informed nature of your work, is this formulation something from, say Terry Riley or maybe Tom Johnson? Original? I’ve adapted this for a couple of pieces in the past two weeks and want to give the proper credit…
Thanks Paul. I came up with it while playing with loops in Reason 7. No predetermined formulation per sė. It just happened.
There are many works that give performers freedom in terms of repeating measures and moving through a sequence of notes. Drumming, In C and much of th music of Julius Eastman come to mind. But those all involve playing the same notes. This doesn’t; each loop is separate but appears within a specific order (player 1 then player 2 joins in etc, and they go out in descending order).
Curious what you did with this raw material. Thanks.
I’ve used a somewhat modified version of your structure: I like the meter in 3 so I’m using a moderately fast 3/4. I’ve used only 8 measures/voices instead of 12, but they enter additively in sequence, 16 or 24 bars between. They are withdrawn, however, in a completely different sequence and I’m not rigorous about when they completely disappear. I’ve found the structure helpful in keeping my impatience in check, yet it gives some scope for shaping on the back end. Here are my Sound In pieces for last week and this coming Friday:
‘Summing’ is here: . http://paulhmuller.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/summing.mp3
‘Summing’ score: http://paulhmuller.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/summing.pdf
‘Disassembly for Four Pianos’ is here: http://paulhmuller.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/disassemblyforfourpianos.mp3
Score is here: http://paulhmuller.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/disassemblyforfourpianos.pdf
Thanks Paul. Both sound pretty interesting. Glad 12 is having some productive use.
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