A Ligeti Example of How to Make a Piano (or a Piano Piece) Stutter

Gustavo Penha

In his Étude 3: Touches bloquées, published in his First Book of piano studies, the Hungarian composer György Ligeti explores a singular piano technique in which some keys are depressed and held by one hand while the fingers of the other hand make some movements stroking these depressed and held keys without producing its correspondent sound notes. It is for this technical reason that...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 22, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Concert Hall
format: in absence
practice: music and sound
keywords: György Ligeti

Chaos Sive Natura. Electric Tree and Electronic Rhizome

Obsolete Capitalism Sound System

The experiment Chaos Sive Natura is an interval, an in-between, an “&,” a critical space between Schönberg’s “to make music with ideas” (Schönberg and Kandinsky, Musica e pittura: Lettere testi documenti), the impartial acknowledgment that sound is the physical effect of vibrations travelling through air, the effect of these vibrations on the human cognitive funct...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 22, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Concert Hall
format: listening
practice: music and sound
keywords: Achim Szepanski, Arnold Schönberg, Baruch Spinoza, Edmund Berger, Erik Davis, Franco D’Andrea, Kodwo Eshun, Louis Chude-Sokai, milieu, nature, rhythm, Wassily Kandinsky

Sonic Nuptials. Composition and Improvisation in a Double Capture: Refrain and Processes of Territorialization

Rogério Costa, Valéria Bonafé

Although there is an intermediate field between composition and improvisation, when discussing the differences between these two forms of musical creation  the  main issues that arise relate to dualities: deferred time and real time, intentionality and non- intentionality, controlled and non-controlled, predictability and unpredictability, work of art and process. In the collaborative project w...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 22, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Concert Hall
format: in words
practice: music and sound
keywords: de/re-territorialisation, double capture, improvisation

East Meets West in France: Catching the Musical Scent

Edward Campbell

French modernism since Debussy has integrated within itself aspects of  the  music and culture of geographically diverse regions, including elements from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and Vietnam. This paper focuses on the work of the generations of composers who succeeded Messiaen, Jolivet, and Ohana and Boulez in exemplifying how French modernism and the musics of the world encounter one ano...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 22, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Concert Hall
format: in words
practice: music and sound
keywords: de/re-territorialisation