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The second movement of the String Octet.
It's perhaps a near miss, or a glancing collision, with minimalism.
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Sorry, this is just .. strange.
Recently, I revisited Tallis's Lament. I've been stuck on it for days, one of those strange funks where you've got something on a loop and can't seem to stop listening to it.
Anyway, although this music is in no way explicitly related to Tallis's work, outside of the fact that he's had a profound impact as a composer on my writing, somehow I suspect his lament has inspired or influenced the work presented here, in some nebulous way.
Speaking of matters…Continue
Added by Kristofer Emerig on October 25, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
I'm not in a talking mood I suppose.
Organ Fantasy #5
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Maybe I'll write something about this one day.. but not this day.
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This is, tentatively, the last installment in the Dark Matters in Mirrors collection, a project spanning about the last five years or so.…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Kristofer Emerig on September 23, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kristofer Emerig on September 23, 2016 at 6:44pm — No Comments