Today’s post is a very short trial run on variations on set 2. For now, it only includes the first two measures. They consist of four bitonal chords:
- B major on top of C major, realized as overtones of C
- A major on top of D major, realized as overtones of D+
- G major on top of D# major, realized as overtones of D#
- F# major on top of E- major, realized as overtones of E-
Each of the variations messes a bit more with the note order, duration, envelopes, octaves, dynamics, glissandi, and rhythms to create something progressively less like the original, until it’s completely unrecognizable. But the chords are the same throughout. My plan is to add more measures over time.
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Machine 7: William Schuman – Three-Score Set – variations on set 2 – #22