The People – Variation #10 – take 33

This is another version of my variation #10 of People. It is based on the harmonies of measures 25-28, which I play on scales derived from several different otonality and utonality scales. I’ve been adjusting the relative volumes of the different piano lines to get a better balance. There is a great deal of indeterminacy in the making of this variation, with lists of lists of lists, selected using the Markov Chain Drunkard’s Walk.

The specific 16 note otonality or utonality used are listed below the keys in the table and score fragments below. The source of the tones is the tonality diamond to the 31 limit.

Here is the original version of these measures as written by Rzewski.

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People var #10 – 33

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Prent Rodgers

Musician seduced into capitalism.