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String Octet 2nd Movement Draft

Posted on December 29, 2016 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

The second movement of the String Octet.

It's perhaps a near miss, or a glancing collision, with minimalism.…


String Octet I.

Posted on November 13, 2016 at 4:00am 0 Comments

String Octet, I.…


Prelude-Like and Fuguish in A Rather Flat

Posted on November 11, 2016 at 12:30pm 6 Comments

Sorry, this is just .. strange.…


Kristofer Emerig's Discussions

Fugue.. alas, the forgotten art.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fredrick zinos Feb 16. 43 Replies

It seems that in our modern time, interest in the fugal discipline is all but forgotten. With so few allusions to the topic on this board, I thought I might post one of my own examples of this rarest…Continue

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Ivan Khunt

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dexter Nov 12, 2016. 7 Replies

Apparently this guy is a big name.I suppose we could discuss Khunt.Continue

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Concerto for Oboe, Flute, Harpsichord, and Avant Garde

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristofer Emerig Oct 24, 2016. 12 Replies

Just a little rough draft (now 2nd draft, actually) of a first movement. Normally, I would not consider this derivative little piece of Baroque pastiche of great enough compositional importance or…Continue

Tags: garde, avant

Mirror Fugue (vertical)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristofer Emerig Oct 24, 2016. 48 Replies

I'll return to this later with a properly embedded sound file, a more comprehensive description, and probably a completely rewritten introduction.…Continue

Tags: fugue, mirror

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H. S. Teoh replied to Kristofer Emerig's discussion Fugue.. alas, the forgotten art.
"Well, in order for it to be distinct from naturally-occurring chords in a polyphonic texture, these chords must have a strong association with the identity of the subject.  For example, say your subject includes minor 2nd chords at accented…"
Jan 27
gregorio X replied to Kristofer Emerig's discussion Fugue.. alas, the forgotten art.
"Yes, i like this idea - {of the interspersed chords at various points - (and maybe not always being (exactly) the same sequence of chords, (however transposed).  This is good for the stealing :)} (But it also seems rather close to what happens…"
Jan 27
H. S. Teoh replied to Kristofer Emerig's discussion Fugue.. alas, the forgotten art.
"Mike, I responded mainly because Kris cited double fugue as an answer to Gregorio's question about the subject initially appearing with "accompaniment", not because I find anything inherently wrong with doing so. But yeah, why…"
Jan 25
Mike Hewer replied to Kristofer Emerig's discussion Fugue.. alas, the forgotten art.
"HS, Yep, that's true, but then again why not have a subject masquerading as a countersubject? It does depend on which century your head is in I feel. I bet Kris can even cite a work that exposes material in this fashion before the 18th cent.…"
Jan 25

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Late Renaissance, Romantic, Baroque, in said order
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Earth, unlike many among us here.
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I write mostly solo harpsichord music, and some synthesizer works, and have done so in earnest for slightly less than 20 years after a nearly decade long hiatus.

I have experimented extensively with alternate temperaments, tunings, modal systems, and whatnot. I listen to a great deal more classical Indian music than my discussions on the forum would indicate, and suspect that this influence informs my compositions in subtle ways, or so I've been told. Some prominent compositional influences are Dufay, Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons, Frescobaldi, Bach. There are others, but this box is only so big.

Although I do not consider them strong compositional influences, I enjoy the music of Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Brahms, et al, very much. I'm sure some of these influences soak into the writing through osmosis -it's unavoidable- but tenuously enough to be nearly indiscernible.

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At 11:24am on January 17, 2017, Per-Erik Rosqvist said…

I'm sure you will like this:

Sorry for spamming.

At 10:52pm on January 16, 2017, Per-Erik Rosqvist said…

Computer science.

PLease google for it, it makes is perfectly comprehensible. I post you a short lecture I had about Gödel and his proof. ANy thoughts or objections?

Angående diskussionen om fri vilja existerar eller inte (tidigare), tänkte jag bara skriva några ord.
För fortsatt diskussion bör man åtm. skumma igenom (eller ännu hellre läsa) det här:

Här tänkte jag bara ta upp och förklara i lekmanna-termer Gödel's bevis för att allt inte är pre-determinerat.
Hans bevis går ut på att givet ett tillräckligt stort axiom-system (mängd av räkneregler) så existerar det funktioner (ett matematiskt begrepp där man stoppar in någonting och får ut något annat), det existerar funktioner som INTE går att beräkna. Han bevisade detta genom att helt enkelt hitta en sådan funktion.

Därför är La Place teori om att en varelse som kände alla indata och alla naturlagar från början, skulle kunna - med tillräckligt stor hjärnkapacitet - beräkna allt som ska hända från den punkten och fram till i dag, felaktig.

Ergo, mycket lite är förutbestämt. Och det visar också resultat från modern kvantfysik rent empiriskt.

Tack för ordet.

At 3:00pm on September 28, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Been%20There%20-%20Piano%20score.pdfGreetings  Kristofer,

Thanks so much for listening. Here is the score I just put together from my Pro tools session. If it too crazy, I can resole it to eight notes rather than sixteenths.

Let me know if it works for you.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 8:59am on September 14, 2016, Ray said…
I'm no longer familiar in these parts by being singularly responsible for this forum's lack of general activity ..............or so I've read! It's so antisocial not offering big hugs to all manic depressive creative types. Atm I'm on vacation 'chillin' and glad to be away from the real world for a few days.
At 12:25pm on September 4, 2016, Tyler Hughes said…

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