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- -53 Short Phrases
- -phrases played any number of times.
- -process based on tape loops
- -sounds like a train stop gate ringing
- - (1965)
- -from the album Kulu se mama
- -sounds like a SEXY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
- -Symbols, piano, and sax
Big Mama Thorton
"Hound Dog" (1952)
"Hound Dog" (1956)
Elvis appeared on the Steve Allen Show
"I want to hold your hand"
"A day in the Life"
- -more produced, different instruments enter at different times.
- -sounds more professional than I want to hold your hand
"Seven Tunes heard in China"
- Classical aspects- being played by a cello a classical instrument
Chinese aspects- pitch bends, glisandos double stops were like drones, pentatonics
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
- - (1982)
- -backspin technique
- -turn table as instrument
"Come talk to me"
- -African drumming techniques
"Short Ride in a Fast Machine"
- -plays with meter
- -harmony: "gates" (NOT TONAL)
- -sounds repettive
"Einstein on the Beach"
- -no narrative (no plot)
- -no singing text, only numbers and solfege syllables also speaking random shit.
- -5 hours long
- - 2 pianos
- -minimalism: reppetitive music/hypnotic/trance
- -moves slowly
- -post minimalism
- -4 singers and orchestra
- -reflects his trip to Isreal, contains canons and distanced dissonance.
Charlie "Bird" Parker
- -also composed by Dizzy Gillespie
- -head: main melody (1st statement)
- -crazy jazz, fast... drums sound like chatter
"Sonatas and Interludes V"
- -played on the piano
- -sounds like piano and percussion
- - cool, africanish
- -prepared piano
- -blurring of boundries
"Music of Changes"
- -square root form
- -piano(more sporadic piano -___-)
"Le Marteau Sans Maitre"
- -complete 12 tone row happens in 1st bar alone
- -texture thin with solo "voice"
- -spounds spiratic
- -a main European componant of total serialism (GERMAN)
- -Rotating system of tone roles
- -for piano, percussion, oboe, bass, and clarinet
- -refers to the crossplay between different pairs of instruments (piano and percussion vs oboe and clarinet aka melodic vs percussion)
"Liturgie de cristal
- -Part 1 in Quatour pour la fin du temps
- -feat clarinet violin and piano
- -contemplative mood
- -doesnt really devolp themes
- -birdsongs (violin and clarinet parts)
- -modes of limited transposition: scale where the actual pitches always remain the same even if you transpose it; dont create desire for resolution from dissonance
- -harmonic stasis: reppitiion of chords eliminates need for resolution. Rhythm is a master of duration not meter
- -combined reading/ electronic composition with live performance.
- -for soprano and electro acoustic sound
- -she is supposed to resemble a bird
- -soiunds like a crazy coloratura
- -she does sing the title
"Three compositions for piano"
- -"time point" system
- -number rows
- -very sporadic sounding
- -absolutely no melody
- -electric string quartet
- -numerically structured the piece around 13 and 7 (numerology)
- -unconventional instrumentalism (miked strings/crystal glasses/suspended tam tam gongs)
- -social commentary about the war in Vietnam
- -sounds like strings screeching and shrieking
- -just a lot of different sounds
- -like soundtrack from a scary movie...
- - lots of brass
- -less dense sections (flute only)
- -actually sounds like music
- -flim score