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Jeff Gardner

Gardner: Shapes

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Editions Henry Lemoine  |  SKU: HL28856  |  Barcode: 9790230988568
  • Composer: Jeff Gardner
  • Instrumentation: Melodic Instrument
  • ISMN: 9790230988568
  • Size: 9.1 x 11.9 inches
  • Pages: 12

Description

We are told that Debussy, when asked which harmonic system he followed to create his compositions, replied, "my own pleasure". The pieces herein are based on free motivic variation. While some of the techniques used - inversion, retrograde, and retrograde inversion, are associated with serial or dodecaphonic music, these pieces are definitely not serial in a strict sense. Nor are they atonal or tonal. I have looked for a language which grows from freedom of expression rather than adherence to any one set of rules or parameters. There are rhythmic echoes of jazz and blues in some of these pieces, as well as colors of 20th century contemporary / classical music (what is contemporary? in which year? to whom?). Tempo, dynamics, and articulation have largely been left open to interpretation by the player(s). I hope you enjoy these musical games or journeys - may they take your music into some new places.

Jeff Gardner Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro November 2009

Editions Henry Lemoine

Gardner: Shapes

$ 24.25

Description

We are told that Debussy, when asked which harmonic system he followed to create his compositions, replied, "my own pleasure". The pieces herein are based on free motivic variation. While some of the techniques used - inversion, retrograde, and retrograde inversion, are associated with serial or dodecaphonic music, these pieces are definitely not serial in a strict sense. Nor are they atonal or tonal. I have looked for a language which grows from freedom of expression rather than adherence to any one set of rules or parameters. There are rhythmic echoes of jazz and blues in some of these pieces, as well as colors of 20th century contemporary / classical music (what is contemporary? in which year? to whom?). Tempo, dynamics, and articulation have largely been left open to interpretation by the player(s). I hope you enjoy these musical games or journeys - may they take your music into some new places.

Jeff Gardner Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro November 2009

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