Chris Arrell THE MUSIC OF SOUND: AN ANALYSIS OF PARTIELS BY GÉRARD GRISEY SPECTRAL WORLD MUSICS Proceedings of the Istanbul Spectral. Gérard Grisey’s Modulations () is the fourth installment of Les espaces Périodes for seven musicians and Partiels for eighteen musicians. Grisey’s score is full of nuances that are not just an arbitrary result of an. 25 years after Grisey’s own ‘Partiels,’ all that the self-styled specialists in . 8 Gerard Grisey: Périodes-for seven instruments [score],Ricordi , Forward.

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By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that Skimlinks cookies will be set. So much for a decidedly spectral sketch of the theory, but let’s get stuck into what Grisey wanted us to get stuck into, which is scroe stuff of sound, the sounds his music makes. Les Espaces acoustiques seems to me a great laboratory in which the spectral techniques are applied in a number of different situations from the solo instrument to the large orchestra.

The cycle comprises the following pieces: I don’t know enough about Rihm! If you can’t see your post in Newyou may have been caught in the spam filter. That music is a bridge to the Epilogue of the whole cycle, with its whooping chords for four solo horns, the sounds of a universe of sound rejoicing in itself.

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And that includes writing things that are, frankly, very bad. Introductory threads I’m new to classical, where should I start?

The term “classical music” is somewhat porous. I firmly believe that it will bring us closer to the illusory stuff of our dreams … Tone-color melodies!

If you analyse the complexity of the harmonic series of a single note played on a particular instrument — say a low E on a trombone — you find a teeming world of musical possibility. To hear Grisey’s music is to have adventures in the stuff of sound partieels will change your ears for ever.



Well, I’m guessing it’s because we’re all students, and even though we’re attracted to certian kinds of musical languages and techniques that can’t be reproduced gersrd computers yet?

I think its good to think of an instrument always as a voice, not a computer program, if that makes sense.

Periodes Composed by Gerard Grisey. I should know more! And there’s the whole question of “interface”. Certain pieces have a demonstrative aspect, almost didactic, as if I was trying to apply the characteristics of the language I was creating.

Barros 2 binomials Jean-Claude Rissetand also stochastic procedures: This site uses cookies to analyze your use of our products, to assist with promotional and marketing efforts, to analyze our traffic and to provide content from third parties. This blew me away. He doesn’t say “sound not metaphor”, incidentally, because his music is not some abstract sonic science lesson, but about how sound affects our ears, about how we hear, about how it makes our brains and bodies vibrate, and what it can make us feel.

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I definitely try to write idiomatically – that’s where the study of orchestation comes in. But more than anything, you’re left with a sense of benign acceptance. Before posting, consider whether one of our sister subreddits may be more appropriate for your submission. Periodes pour sept instruments.

Whether you use the “spectral” label or not, Grisey’s music is about sound as material, as physical element, as living phenomena. They became ridiculous when our elders ended up confusing the map with the lie of the land Grisey, Tempus Want to add to the discussion?

A collection of previous threads on this topic An Introduction to the Violin Concerto. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Click here to sign up. Or, for another kind of mobile time, hear how Grisey makes a solo contrabass clarinet swing, slide paftiels stride with mythic abandon in his evocation of Anubis-Nouta piece written for the Canadian composer Claude Vivierwho was murdered in So here’s the opening of Transitoiresthe fifth part, for large orchestra, of the ever-increasing musical forces required for Les Espaces Acoustiques the cycle starts with a solo viola and ends with a huge orchestra and four solo horns in the final part, Epilogue.


On commission, I wrote the other three pieces of the cycle: Charme Clarinet Composed by Gerard Grisey.

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A guide to Gérard Grisey’s music

According to Joshua Fineberg, Tristan Murail stated that spectralism is a term that refers to an attitude towards music and composition, instead of a collection of techniques or a particular style. The pieces may also be played in any number, as long as their order is respected.

Modulationsfor thirty-three musicians 5. Remember me on this computer. Message grisye and we’ll have a look. By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy. Voices and Orchestra Iveme Partie De: Also check out the works of a later composer, George Friedrich Haase. Well, I’m a student composer, so I know these things do pop up very frequently, but I’m always interested in the performance side of things – I can hear it internally while composing and I know what sound I want, but that doesn’t mean it’s as easy for a performer to pick up from the score – which is why I ask about the difficulty.

Though useful as methods of working, partiele speculations still fall far short of sound as it is perceived. This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader ecore through and makes parfiels purchase. Enter the grieey address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Partielsfor eighteen musicians 4. All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative.