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Serial alignments

Recently, I have been so busy that I overlooked the blog a bit too much. Even if I had no time to post anything, I didn’t put my ideas on the back burner and now I am ready to share … Continue reading

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Somewhere beyond the se…ries! [Pt. 3]

The method of serial composition that I showed you earlier is not the most immediate to deal with but it’s turning out to be very versatile and prone to improvements. Here I am going to explain a solution to avoid … Continue reading

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Bricks

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 … Continue reading

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Symmetric compulsion

Recently I’ve had a lot to do with a very special tone row. It’s a mirrored palindromic row derived from the trichord {5, 8, 9}. The three notes after the prime trichord are its retrograde, the next three are its … Continue reading

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Somewhere beyond the se…rialism! [Pt. 2]

My personal journey into serial composition doesn’t end up yet! Lately, I’ve taken a stab at applying the ten tones-row of Copland’s Piano Fantasy (1957) to the pattern assignment procedure I described in the previous post. I followed the coming … Continue reading

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Somewhere beyond the se…rialism! [Pt. 1]

Aaron Copland said that serialism is a “stimulus that enlivens musical thinking”. I think that this is the right way to approach to serialism. I’ve always been attracted by this elegant method of composition since I delved into Boulez’s totally serialized … Continue reading

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