Here is the method I developed to compose an intricate corrente as part of a wider piano piece. First of all I chose a musical unit consisting of two superimposed pentachords (A and B).
The inversion of the harmonic intervals of this unit and of its inversion provided two further pentachords (C and D).

At this point it’s possible to arrange the four non-standard rows according to the preferred scheme. I followed an outline that I had projected in consideration of the requirement of an overall irregular rhythmic structure.


About epogdous

I'm an italian student of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology in Sapienza University of Rome. Dispite my scientific interests (which range from structural biology to immunology, etc.) I cultivate a deep passion for classical music and in general for musicology. As a teen I studied the flute but basically I'm a self-taught pianist and composer. I'm well-acquainted with the music of 1850-1950 era. I generally don't like to say I have preferences for some composer in particular but I can't deny that Ralph Vaughan Williams and Charles Ives hold a great fascination to me. I think that the common message of their music is the transcendentalist precept "low living, high thinking".
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