Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The Seventh of November

The theme of this week might be: write another piece that someone out there really doesn't want you to write. While I haven't gone as far as writing the piece that David Feldman really doesn't want me to write (that's a campaign theme song for John McCain, and yes, it'd be a cold summer day in Tuscon before I'd tackle that one) , writing a piece for three recorders that is simultaneously serial, diatonic (plus or minus ficta), and touched by chance operations is probably a close second. But as they say, there's still plenty of music to be written in [fill in the blank]. A PDF file of the complete score (4 pages, ca. 2', 56 KB) is here.

2 comments:

PWS said...

I see the serial diatonic stuff, but what were the chance operations? Unless they are super secret...

How do you feel about Stravinsky's early serial music ("Cantata", Septet, parts of "Agon") which seems to be similar in idea to your harmony here?

rbonotto said...

"The theme of this week might be: write another piece that someone out there *really* doesn't want you to write."

Okay, i'm looking. So where's the contrabassoon octet?