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September 2016 Blog Posts (3)

Organ Fugue in C

This is, tentatively, the last installment in the Dark Matters in Mirrors collection, a project spanning about the last five years or so.…

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Added by Kristofer Emerig on September 29, 2016 at 4:45am — 4 Comments

Fugue in A Polymodal

I had to turn right around and write another fugue, otherwise the first item, and in all likelihood the last, heard on my Soundcloud stream would be Ferneyhough's Boogie Voogie.

Well it seemed a good enough excuse. This, like so many of my more recent writings, is a mixture of Ionian, Aeolian, and Phrygian modes, as well as a few others with glances at chromaticism as well. With no bridge, close imitation often in stretto, this is a structurally archaic style of fugue adorned with…

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Added by Kristofer Emerig on September 23, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Europa Prelude and Fugue

After a hiatus of a couple of years, I thought to work out this double fugue. What better way to get into the swing of things than an intensive excursion into double counterpoint, and while it's a crucial technique in "standard" fugues and inventions, it's an almost perpetual necessity in the double fugue. There's an urgency in the mechanics of the writing which translates into a good deal of forward momentum in the resulting…

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Added by Kristofer Emerig on September 23, 2016 at 6:44pm — No Comments

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