Objetos de imitación : for pianoforte and mixed ensemble
by Andrián Pertout (2016)
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'Objetos de imitación' or 'Objects of Imitation' was especially composed for the 2017 - 29th Music Biennale Zagreb (Zagreb, Croatia) as part of the '5-Minute Piano Concerto' project, and is dedicated to Australian pianist Michael Kieran Harvey. The work serves as an exploration of the musical implications of symmetry as an organizational determinant and adopts the novel harmonic concept of 'heights and sums' from American minimalist composer and music theorist (also former student of Morton Feldman) Tom Johnson, eloquently presented in his publication Other Harmony: Beyond Tonal and Atonal (2014), as well as Godfried T. Toussaint's rhythmic construct of 'interlocking reflection rhythms' presented in The Geometry of Music Rhythm: What Makes a 'Good' Rhythm Good? (2013), which has a direct association with the paradiddle rudimentary snare drum exercises that dominate the entire rhythmic structure of the work. The abovementioned musical ideas are intertwined into the philosophical framework of Aristotle's Poetics (c. 330 BCE), which attempts to define poetry (embracing epic poetry, tragedy, comedy, dithyrambic poetry, etc.) as a "medium of imitation" seeking to "represent or duplicate life through character, emotion, or action."
Instrumentation: Oboe, clarinet in B flat, trumpet in C, tenor trombone, percussion, pianoforte, violin, cello, contrabass.
Duration: 5 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional
Dedication note: Dedicated to Michael Kieran Harvey
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Other Harmony: Beyond Tonal and Atonal (2014) by Tom Johnson ; The Geometry of Music Rhythm: What Makes a ‘Good’ Rhythm Good? (2013) by Godfried T. Toussaint ; Symmetry Heights and Sums ; Interlocking Reflection Rhythms Paradiddle ; Aristotle’s Poetics (c. 330 BCE)
Composer's no: 440.
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