Started by lukeottevanger, April 06, 2007, 02:24:08 PM
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Quote from: lukeottevangerI'm doing the pieces in chronological order, btw. I include a few descriptive words and page number references to places where the piece has already been discussed/described/responded to on this thread:Nocturne - 1990 Earliest piece - a fluke? - but similar to some much later pieces. Pages 1 and 7 of this thread.Nocturne - mp3]Nocturne - score]Four Paz Songs - 1997 Pages 8 and 9Recordings:AmistadEn los jardines de los LodiLo identicointerlude - MadrigalScore:Four Paz Songs scoreFragments - 1999-2000 series of miniatures exploring various technical ideas and romantic imagery. Various pieces discussed on page 2Scores:no 1no 2 no 3no 4no 5no 6 no 7no 8no 11no 12no 13 no 14 Same piece as Nocturne, included for completeness' sakeCartographie - 1999-2001 First three of aet of seven studies using chance elements and maps as source material, hence title. Not discussed yet.Scores:no 1 same as Fragments no 5no 2no 3 same as Fragments no 6Recordings:No 1 PerdendoNo 2 Voyages A[u ]stralesNo 3 Black JackVox exigua et fusca - 2001 Rough, harsh viola solo - portrait of Nero-as-artist! Vox exigua et fusca - scoreThe Chant of Carnus - 2001 Concertante Trumpet piece based on Greek myth. Very rough rehearsal recording. Pages 9-11Recording:The Chant of CarnusMemorial - 2002-4 Large, unfinished piano piece; all notes chosen 'by chance'; threnody. Discussed on pages 1 and 21Recording:MemorialImprovisations - 2003 all composed in brief bursts (half hour at most) over period of a few weeks. First pieces I wrote to simply trust my inner compulsions to some extent. Discussed on pages 3, and 9-11Recordings first:Improvisation no 1Improvisation no 2Improvisation no 3Improvisation no 4Improvisation no 5Improvisation no 6Improvisation no 7Improvisation no 8Improvisation no 9Improvisation no 10Improvisation no 11Improvisation no 12Improvisation no 13Improvisation no 14Improvisation no 15Improvisation no 16Improvisation no 17Improvisation no 18Improvisation no 19Improvisation no 20And scores:Improvisation no 1Improvisation no 2Improvisation no 3Improvisation no 4Improvisation no 5Improvisation no 6Improvisation no 7Improvisation no 8Improvisation no 9Improvisation no 10Improvisation no 11Improvisation no 12Improvisation no 13Improvisation no 14Improvisation no 15Improvisation no 16Improvisation no 17Improvisation no 18Improvisation no 19Improvisation no 20Through the Year - 2003 20 pieces for children/about childhood, composed one per day in Autumn 03. Very 'English' - mild, wistful, simple. Written with my own daughter (my son wasn't born yet), nieces and nephews in mind. Simple and unambitious though they are, I think these are among my very best pieces. There are five for each season, starting with Autumn. Discussed page 4.Recordings:no 1 Piano Practice on a Rainy Dayno 2 A Walk in the Woodsno 3 A Fallen Leafno 4 Mountain Echoesno 5 Evening Bell - Birds Circle Overheadno 6 Snow Starts to Fallno 7 Sunsetno 8 Cat By the Firesideno 9 Dreamingno 10 Moonsongno 11 Dawnno 12 Hats Blow Away on a Blustery Dayno 13 Clouds in Puddlesno 14 New Shootsno 15 Rainbowno 16 By the Riverno 17 Hide and Seekno 18 Dreams By the Seano 19 Butterfliesno 20 Piano Practice on a Sunny Dayand scores (gaps at the top of each are for the insertion of a picture designed for each piece):no 1 Piano Practice on a Rainy Dayno 2 A Walk in the Woodsno 3 A Fallen Leafno 4 Mountain Echoesno 5 Evening Bell - Birds Circle Overheadno 6 Snow Starts to Fallno 7 Sunsetno 8 Cat By the Firesideno 9 Dreamingno 10 Moonsongno 11 Dawnno 12 Hat Blows Away on a Blustery Dayno 13 Clouds in Puddlesno 14 New Shootsno 15 Rainbowno 16 By the Riverno 17 Hide and Seekno 18 Dreams By the Seano 19 Butterfliesno 20 Piano Practice on a Sunny DayLittle Christmas Pieces - 2003 Interpretations of Christmas carols; three of them (no 1, 5 and 7) set two similarly-themed carols against each other, in the hope that the inherent beauties of each will reflect against the other. Though it doesn't sound it, the first one is in some ways the hardest thing I've written... at least 50 takes till I got this still inaccurate recording! Discussed pages 21-21, 27-8Recordingsno 1 Angelus-Birjinano 2 Bethlehemno 3 Zezulkano 4 Hajejno 5 Thy endere-Sweeteno 6 Lullyno 7 Apple-WonderScoresno 1 Angelus-Birjinano 2 Bethlehemno 3 Zezulkano 4 Hajejno 5 Thy endere-Sweeteno 6 Lullyno 7 Apple-WonderPsyche Sonata - 2004. Thoughts of consciousness v. subconsciousness; the thinking mind v. the intuitive mind.... Tonal, but often very drably so, due to droopy chromatics.... Mentioned on page 23RecordingPsyche SonataScorePsyche SonataX - 2004 Tiny little tenth anniversary piece for my wife - ten note row (rich in whole tones, hence Scriabinesque 'French Sixth' harmony), 10/4 time sig.....unfortunately only 7 bars! Page 6, page 18.RecordingXScoreXNight Music - 2004 My first pieces for clavichord, composed intuitively, like the Improvisations, but late at night, as befits the instrument. Pages 6 and 8. Headed by Shelley quotation:'Music, by the night wind sentThrough strings of some still instrument' Recordings Night Music 1Night Music 2Night Music 3ScoresNight Music 1Night Music 2Night Music 3Unfinished Study - 2005 Bright, summery piece jotted down in 5 minutes on holiday in France. Loose limbed two part writing with some influence of Martinu and Perusio!! Page 19Recording Unfinished StudyScoreUnfinished StudyIndividuation and Enlightenment2005-2007 Just finished this set of pieces for clavichord/prepared piano. Stylistically more representative, I think. Full notes on 'performance direction' PDF; no. 8 is tacet, so no mp3 (I only uploaded the PDFs a couple of weeks ago or so, but I assume at some point they will be deleted, so I've uploaded them elsewhere too, and the links are below). The recording.....no, let's not be coy, my playing - is pretty abysmal on some of these numbers; I can only hope the pieces are better than my performance suggests. Recordings010203040506070910Scores01020304050607080910Performance Directions...mi ritrovai... New Year's Day 2006. In same 'personal' vein as the I and E pieces, particularly the first of them. Recording...mi ritrovai...Score...mi ritrovai...Nightingale Sonata 2006-2007 Concerned with John Clare (my most local 'Great British Artist') and his vision of the Edenic and timeless bliss of childhood, and its subsequent loss. Superficially....and perhaps at a deeper level too...it takes the 'form' of a trip made to Royce Wood, home of 'Clare's' nightingales - its central portion quotes, slowly and statically, 'The Nightingale', a quasi-folksong collected and notated by Clare himself.RecordingNightingale SonataScoreNightingale SonataA lullaby to silence 2006. Self-explanatory. Title from Keats. Discussed page 15 and pages 20-21RecordingA lullaby to silenceScoreA lullaby to silenceImprovisation in 4ths, 5ths, 7ths and 9ths 2006 Again, self-explanatory.RecordingImprovisation in 4ths, 5ths, 7ths and 9thsScoreImprovisation in 4ths, 5ths, 7ths and 9thsCorrespondences 2006 A piece prompted by our own Eugene, the correspondences between works quoted in his own compositions, and our own correspondence with him and each other. (More than!) fully described pages 22-23RecordingCorrespondencesScoreCorrespondencesSonata 2007 My most recent piece, and the one which has been more significant than any other to me, I think. Discussed pages 29-32RecordingSonataScoreSonataAnd that is nearly it, as far as my compositions with recordings goes....there are a few others, but apart from anything else their scores are in (gradual) preparation, and I'd like to keep them all together for the sake of neatness. Don't forget - I've reduced the quality on all these mp3s for the purposes of quick up-and downloading.
Quote from: MrOsa on April 06, 2007, 04:23:21 PMImprovisation no 17 links to Improvisation no 18. And so does Improvisation no 18.I did manage to find no 17 in your esnips folder though. Maciek
Quote from: rappy on April 07, 2007, 12:27:04 AMI just listened to your latest sonata. Fascinating ending! What are the "N ..."s for?Did you play it yourself? The recording is very good.
Quote from: rappy on April 07, 2007, 01:21:49 AMI think I've understood now. I didn't see the 1 at the beginning Don't you think strict rules like that limit your possibilities of expression? (That would be a discussion similiar to the 12-tone problem)
Quote from: karlhenning on April 07, 2007, 08:49:34 AMHowdy, Luke!
Quote from: lukeottevanger on April 07, 2007, 02:09:51 AMMode 1 - 6 notesMode 2 - 6 notesMode 1-2 - 4 notes (really 1-I(2+1), but I don't like that so much!)Mode 2-1 - 4 notes (ditto)Mode 2+1 - 8 notesI(Mode 2+1) - 2 notes (I= intersection)N(Mode 1) - 6 notesN(Mode 2) - 6 notesN(Mode 1-2) - 8 notes N(Mode 2-1) - 8 notesN(Mode 2+1) - 2 notesYes, I know how horrible all this looks, and I feel odd writing it, because I don't think about it in the calculating way it implies -
Quote from: lukeottevanger on April 08, 2007, 12:29:15 AMI imagine, Mark, that your use of and approach to the 5-29 set springs from a similar combination of abstract thinking and gut instinct that it is the right approach for you.
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