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Un verso infantil para Juan / Andrián Pertout.
by Andrián Pertout (2010)
'Un verso infantil para Juan' or 'A Nursery Rhyme for John' was especially composed for Ensemble Décadanse (Lunel, France) as a Homenaje a John Cage (1912-1992) - in celebration of the 99th anniversary of his birth. The melodic elements of Humpty Dumpty - the English language nursery rhyme of nineteenth-century English origin; first published in London in 1810 by Harding and Wright in a version of Gammer Gurton's Garland, or, The Nursery Parnassus: A Collection of Pretty Songs and Verses for the Amusement of all Little Good Children who can neither Read nor Run - feature in the work, which are incorporated via a compositional process structured around probability theory utilizing first-order Markov chain techniques, as well as metrical ambiguity generated via the simultaneous incorporation of 6/4 compound duple and 3/2 simple triple time signatures. The stochastic methodology involves the separate generation of six unique variations of both the melodic and rhythmic shape of Humpty Dumpty, utilizing a first-order Markov chain two-stage process that establishes both a 'transition event order' and 'normalized probability distribution' for each of the 8 bars of the original composition in order to then apply an 'objective process' for the actual creation of melodic materials.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (30p. -- B4 (landscape))
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.
Duration: 4 mins, 33 sec.
First performance by Ensemble Décadanse, Frédéric Inigo, Tessa Thiéry, Cécile Gautheron, Christine Radais, Gilbert Delor, Tristan-Patrice Challulau — 29 Oct 11. Performance by Ensemble Décadanse as part of ‘Cage 99’, Les Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, Paris, France
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Composer's no.: 413
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc are associated with this work:
John Cage (1912-1992) Humpty Dumpty Probability Theory and First-Order Markov Chains
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