Symétrie intégrante : for flute, organ and electronics
by Andrián Pertout (2006)
Also known as: Integral symmetry
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Symétrie intégrante or Integral Symmetry represents a musical exploration of two distinct structural concepts - integrality and symmetry - and attempts to present a discourse on the matter via the utilization of hexatonic and octatonic symmetrical scale formations. Also incorporated within compositional design is the notion of symmetry, with the proportions 1:1, 2:1, 2:1, 4:1, 1:1, 2:1, 1:1 (denoting the duration of the seven distinct sections) intended to mirror the intervallic proportions of the synthetic scales. Additive processes have also been utilized to facilitate melodic development, as well as various other compositional techniques that include the reorganization of melodic material into four-part inverted and retrograde augmentation canons in the proportions 2:1, 3:1, 5:1, and 4:1.
Instrumentation: Flute, organ, electronics. Electronics (operator) hardware requirements: PC Laptop (Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU 8800 @ 2.66GHz or higher Pentium-compatible CPU, 3.00 GB of RAM); Software requirements: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002, Service Pack 3, Cakewalk Sonar 8 Producer Edition Digital Audio Workstation, plus a selection of DX and VST audio plug-ins (Antares AVOX Bundle VST RTAS 1.06, Arboretum Hyperprism DX Plug-In-Pack 2.5, Audio Damage Mayhem VST PlugIn Suite 1.0, Spin Audio 3DDelays VST DX 1.1, OhmForce Hematohm PRO DX 1.25, OhmForce QuadFrohmage PRO DX 1.23, PSP Audioware Nitro VST DX RTAS 1.1, Thelotron Technologies Beat Model T1 Plug-In Pack 1.02, Waves Mercury Bundle VST DX RTAS 5.0.
Duration: 13 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.
- Influenced by: Canons
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