With the Kepler Quartet hard at work on this final disc of the Johnston string quartet cycle, I thought it would be a good time to re-visit one of the pieces they are working on: String Quartet no. 6, where endless melody folds into a structure based on the Fibonacci series. While we wait for [...]
Insights into the final (fourth) movement of a string quartet (the tenth).
Extended just intonation, interpreting all musical intervals (melodic as well as harmonic) as small whole-numbered vibration ratios, a process here applied to major and minor (mirror inversion of major) modal tonalities.
Recomposing samples of successive contrapuntal styles: :a “what if” revisionism applied to successive stages [...]
This is something that I’m thinking about in regard to my new piece I’m writing for electric bass and mictrotonal piano:
Beethoven’s Studies in Thorough-bass, Counterpoint and the Art of Scientific Composition Collected from the Autograph Posthumous Manuscripts of the Great Composer By Ludwig van Beethoven, Ignaz Seyfried, Henry Hugo Pierson
The Philosophy of Music Being the Substance of a Course of Lectures Delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, in February and March 1877 By William Pole Quote by Moritz Hauptmann, precursor to Helmholtz
The Material Used in Musical Composition A System of Harmony Designed Originally for Use in the English Harmony Classes of the Conservatory of Music at Stuttgart By Percy Goetschius