JulioHerrlein Posted June 17, 2021 Share Posted June 17, 2021 A.S. Mailbox (three serial miniatures for string quartet) dur: circa 4´30 Composer: Julio HERRLEIN Porto Alegre - Jun/2021 I. Email from Anton II. [SPAM] Re: Hauer III. Letter from Alban A.S. (Arnold Schoenberg) Mailbox are a set of three miniatures for string quartet using 12-tone serial techniques and parametric composition processes. The idea is a imaginary mailbox of Schoenberg dialogues with his main disciples Webern and Berg, and also Hauer, his rival in the creation of a 12-tone composition method. All the pieces are (loosely) based in the same all interval 12-tone row: c4 eb4 a4 db4 b4 ab4 g4 d4 e4 f4 bb4 gb4 PERFORMANCE NOTE: The score and parts accidentals favor the FLATS (b) for easier enharmonic reading. Some of the uses of the tone row are also related to the rhythmic span of the orchestration and the algorithmic method for spreading the tones through the lisp lists in the Opusmodus software. The first miniature “Email from Anton” are inspired by the pointilistic textures used by Webern in his op. 28. In a later section, the textures are intensified by melodic figures and tremolos across the instruments of the quartet. The second miniature “[SPAM] Re: Hauer” is an imaginary email from Hauer (lost in “Arnie´s” spam box…) where he shows to A.S. his klangreihen method (as actually described by Dominik SEDIVÝ, 2011, pp. 25-30) to harmonize and make a smooth parsimonious voice-leading of a 12-tone row. The last piece “Letter from Alban” set up some 6-attack melodic motifs based on the hexachords of the basic row, combined with rhythmic ostinato textures of accompaniment and sweet chords derived from retrograde version of the row. All the best !! Thanks to everyone in this forum who have patience with me ! Julio Herrlein, 2021/JUNE Stephane Boussuge, lviklund and opmo 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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