Symétrie intégrante : for organ
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.
Duration: 13 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.
Commission note: Co-commissioned by Andrew Blackburn, Jean Penny and the City of Melbourne for the 2007 Melbourne Town Hall Organ Project
- Influenced by: Canons
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