This is the finale to the series, 2016 a Spacey Odyssey, though I'm going to name it something different like, A Journey into Space. If all eight pieces are played in sequence it would run just over…Continue
"Sir Christopher Von Emerig Esq. III of Ulm,
I write this missive with tearful eye and heavy heart. You may be aware that Sir Robert has chosen to deem this most magnificent instrument as “poor”. Furthermore, some members of the forum,…"
Not being a fugue meister, my expertise is limited. I liked the entire piece but thought you lost the form of the fugue around about m 40. Put it away for a few weeks and the ending will come to you. If not go…"
"Oh, I agree that it's better to write one good solid piece than many experimental (and half-baked) pieces.
But I did like what you did with your quartals and quintals. I'm not too familiar with them myself, but I found the way you…"
"I think people like this music because it a new sound, more cutting edge. Personally, I think it is wiser to write one good solid piece of music than sixteen experimental pieces. But more power to those composers brave enough to live on…"
" Lawrence, Bob M is on the money.
Your theoretical musings are flawed, funny but flawed. The point I was making is that there is a massive compositional resource in quartal writing and the manipulation thereof can be as varied and fruitful as…"
">Let me see if I get your drift
I think what was being referred to is the alteration (raising or lowering) of one or more of the perfect fourths-- for example you can chromatically change a quartal chord very easily into a different kind of…"
"Let me see if I get your drift. If there are quartals and quintals there must also be sextals, septals, tripals, and dupals, and their minor versions. A dupal chord would be the notes of the whole tone scale played together. I…"
"Mr. Aurich, this is pretty damn good. Colorfully textured, creative and, even
with a somewhat droning background in parts, you balanced that out with
some interesting surprises. At one point I thought I saw Gene Kelly dancing : >}
I thought too…"
""In some ways it is easier to write in fourths than in thirds and fifths. Just write a melody line, transpose down a fourth for the second part then transpose down a fourth again etc. "
Oh if only Lawrence.
Did you ever consider…"
I'm honored that you wish to analyze and cite the Boson piece. Please go ahead.
I'm not sure if the structure is like John Adams, but the ostinati, consonant quartal harmonies, and some rhythmic aspects are, and the angular theme probably. Have fun! I look forward to seeing the result.
I just listened to your 'Etude In G'. I really liked being taken on such an authentic Baroque journey. It sounds a little like the music that was used in the early Warcraft computer games. They were always notable for their very high quality Baroque style soundtracks. Have you every had ambitions in that area?