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Offline Mandryka

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Re: Let’s make American music great again
« Reply #40 on: June 25, 2021, 10:53:18 PM »


Large sections of Duet 1 sound like a three part motet to me, with tenor, motetus and triplum. It would be nice to see the score. This is outstanding music making, by the way.
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Re: Let’s make American music great again
« Reply #41 on: June 30, 2021, 07:57:43 AM »


Larry Polansky’s 4 voice canons is Art of Fugue type stuff, not fugues but canons, never as complex as Bach’s, and there’s only so many ways you can ring the changes on a four voice canon. But nevertheless very beautiful, austere and expressive. Highly recommended
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Re: Let’s make American music great again
« Reply #42 on: June 30, 2021, 11:24:04 PM »


Larry Polansky’s 4 voice canons is Art of Fugue type stuff, not fugues but canons, never as complex as Bach’s, and there’s only so many ways you can ring the changes on a four voice canon. But nevertheless very beautiful, austere and expressive. Highly recommended

One of the thing that Polansky does is use intoning, declaiming voices in contrapuntal structures. This seems to me a distinctively American thing. Partch is big on intonation, but it’s Robert Ashley who used them in polyphony first as far as I know - here for example

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Re: Let’s make American music great again
« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2021, 09:25:08 AM »


Enjoying this tonight, especially Uncle Jard.
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Re: Let’s make American music great again
« Reply #46 on: June 20, 2022, 10:36:51 PM »


Started to explore Scott Fields' Seven Deserts after reading  Todd McComb's  review on his website. This is seriously good music, complex polyphony, aleatoric, improvisational sections which are responsive to the timbres of the instrument, often very inspired and fresh, spontaneous sounding.

https://www.scottfields.com/todd-mccomb

Very much enjoying returning to this one, for the first time in over a year I think  - I shall have to explore Scott Fields some more.
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Re: Let’s make American music great again
« Reply #47 on: June 21, 2022, 12:28:41 PM »
Very much enjoying returning to this one, for the first time in over a year I think  - I shall have to explore Scott Fields some more.

Interesting, thanks.
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