Thursday, November 04, 2004

Four Ballet Dances by Rick McGowan - Part 1

This is the first section of a piece by Rick McGowan called Four Ballet Scenes. The piece is entirely in a 15-tone equal tuning. This yields a lot of very different melodic possibilities with some unusual chord structures as well. It is realized directly in the digital domain with a software synthesizer called Rhino, using my own patches. The percussion section consists mainly of sampled household objects. Each of the four movements is intended as a basis for abstract dance.

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