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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Putting Ideas Together V: Any Fule Kno That

Today's entry is a tribute to the late Jon Lord. 
Deep Purple Bananas...in Rock.


"My latest piece begins with a rather extended 'idea-tone', before digitally transforming the existing orchestral material into a more post-serially-post-Stockhausen state, a process I term 'flowingly-aleatoric-experiencing'. I was first introduced to the concept of 'melodically-improvisatory technique-semitones' last year, and it has allowed me a greater depth of transcriptions, especially whilst studying the ultimate meaning. 

Unlike traditional intervals, I aim to develop notions, including a highly structured expression that composes all notions of distorted inventions. Recently, I have started to embrace iso-rhythms as a strongly-symbolic alternative to established forms of asymmetrical continuity-phenomena, which has made my work operatically polyphonic. 

All composers should integrate a variety of performances, and (if this re-bars contrapuntal silences), proceed to incorporate eclecticism until the best result is achieved. The juxtaposition and creating of contrasting progressive dissonances dominates much of my work, and I have an avid interest in mixing the textual with the collaborative, the intra-polytonal with the absolute, and the binary with the structured."
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Since 2007, Superconductor has grown from an occasional concert or CD review to a near-daily publication covering classical music, opera and the arts in and around NYC, with excursions to Boston, Philadelphia, and upstate NY. I am a freelance writer living and working in Brooklyn NY. And no, I'm not a conductor.