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  • Shostakovich 4 (Mov. II) Analysis » aaronhollowaynahum.com
    each other respectively these two sub groups remain a crotchet apart As we reach the end of this passage the second quartet of instruments enter The first three entries are now only a quaver eighth note apart while the 4th entry Cl III is a crotchet after the 3rd Again each voice enters a M7 lower than the one that preceded it Here are their entries lined up and written in C In this example the red colour indicates a point where Shostakovich has altered a pitch and the blue colour indicates a point where Shostakovich has altered a rhythm There aren t a great many changes but this is an excellent example to other composers of making sure that a system you ve set up doesn t run away with you It s difficult to say exactly why Shostakovich has changed these pitches but looking at what would have resulted otherwise it seems to me it s likely to avoid a sudden pair of parallel 5ths in the counterpoint Regardless of whether this is the reasoning or not the later is clearly much more in character with the rest of the passage As the first quartet re enter at rehearsal mark 141 the passage feels as if it is lifting off From here on the lines are largely organised according to melodic intervals In this entry these intervals are limited after initial leaps of M6 and m7 to the minor third tone and semitone Notice compositionally how important the minor third major sixth is in all of this This is the only interval larger than a tone that exists past the opening leaps and the line itself outlines a major sixth D C The quartet is further divided here into two groups of two Picc Flute I Clarinet I Bass Clarinet again the red notes indicate a pitch other than the one given by exact transposition The 2nd quartet enters in the last bar of page 120 with the third and fourth voices omitting the first 2 and 4 notes respectively The minor third rocking has expanded to perfect fourths aside from two minor thirds at the conclusion of the 2nd Clarinet iteration The entries are lined up here to show their transpositional equivalence We re now up to bar 142 and it s at this point that the lines really take on an electronic quality in the live performance I was reminded of Ligeti s Contiuum for Harpsichord This quality is enhanced by the unchanging quiet dynamic which is unexpected and unsettling Listing the intervals out it s clear to see that the texture has become almost entirely chromatic each entry is still a minor seventh below the previous one adding to the chromaticism with only a few minor thirds punctuating the texture Mirroring the lines that have just finished from the example above the third and fourth voice omit the first 2 and 4 notes respectively This time the ends of the third and fourth voices also

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  • 4th Symphony » aaronhollowaynahum.com
    a beautiful performance by soprano Alice Coote The BBCSO was impassioned throughout the entire concert and it s a real joy to know that I ll be working with this No Comments Blog Writing Tagged 4th Symphony Analysis BBC Symphony Orchestra Music Theory Shostakovich Latest News Remember Me Part IV Performances Remember Me Part IV Premiere AIDF Anything But Real Time Premiere LSO Soundhub Atea Quintet Brighton Festival Event Calendar

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  • Shostakovich » aaronhollowaynahum.com
    Theory Shostakovich Embedded Induction Day Yesterday was the first day of the Sound and Music 2012 13 Embedded Scheme with the BBC Symphony Orchestra The centrepiece of the scheme is an 12 commission for the orchestra with two workshops with the full orchestra in March and April before a final public performance at BBC Maida Vale Studios in November 2013 Our No Comments Blog Performances Tagged Alice Coote BBC Symphony

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  • October » 2012 » aaronhollowaynahum.com
    BBC Symphony Orchestra in 2012 13 The other composers selected were Tom Coult and Ben Oliver It s an honour to be selected with such fine composers and I m looking forward to getting to No Comments Blog Events News Performances Tagged BBC Symphony Orchestra Ben Oliver Embedded Sound and Music Tom Coult Latest News Remember Me Part IV Performances Remember Me Part IV Premiere AIDF Anything But Real Time

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  • Embedded – Induction Day » aaronhollowaynahum.com
    our compositional development than a single commission would be It was amazing in particular to hear how much learning work and audience engagement the BBCSO are involved in including an array of programs for families I m already planning on being at the free Nov 11th Family Orchestra Chorus day with my wife and am hoping that we ll find a number of ways to interact with the BBCSO audience throughout the year The commission itself will be for the full BBCSO triple winds brass three percussion harp and strings at 14 12 10 8 6 The afternoon rehearsal of Michael Zev Gordon s Bohortha immediately confirmed the BBCSO as a dynamic orchestra that sinks its teeth into contemporary music with intensity and confidence As an American I continue to be amazed at the level of detail English orchestras achieve even in their first reading and the evening rehearsal promised equally exciting performances of Shostakovich s 4th Symphony and Mahler s Rückert Lieder with the simply incredible Alice Coote Michael Zev Gordon discusses Bohortha with a BBCSO player during a break in rehearsal at Maida Vale s Studio 1 The day finished with composer Richard Causton who will act as a mentor to us throughout the coming year Richard gave us some foundational advice on composing for orchestra and in particular how to make best use of the workshops We will each have time with Richard to look at our scores discuss our ideas and he ll be at both the workshops and final performances as a second set of ears and a seasoned guide The BBC Symphony Orchestra performs Michael Zev Gordon s Bohortha World Premiere Mahler s Rückert Lieder and Shostakovich s 4th Symphony with conductor Jukka Pekka Saraste and Soprano Soloist Alice Coote 3 10 12 at

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  • Alice Coote » aaronhollowaynahum.com
    the full orchestra in March and April before a final public performance at BBC Maida Vale Studios in November 2013 Our No Comments Blog Performances Tagged Alice Coote BBC Symphony Orchestra Embedded Mahler Maida Vale Studios Michael Zev Gordon Richard Causton Rückert Lieder Shostakovich Sound and Music Latest News Remember Me Part IV Performances Remember Me Part IV Premiere AIDF Anything But Real Time Premiere LSO Soundhub Atea Quintet Brighton

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  • September » 2012 » aaronhollowaynahum.com
    Hanspeter Kyburz at the Goethe Institut Among a two day festival including a lecture presentation and portrait concert of Mr Kyburz I will be one of six composers with a piece workshopped and recorded with the ECCE No Comments Blog Events News Performances Tagged Christian Carey ECCE Ensemble Ensemble Konvergence Goethe Institut Hanspeter Kyburz Jeffrey Means BBCSO Embedded Shortlist September 10 2012 11 30 am to 12 30 pm I ve made the shortlist of the Sound and Music embedded call with the BBC Symphony Orchestra The final interviews will take place on September 10th No Comments Events News BFE Conference Music through Space September 12 2012 11 30 am to 1 30 pm I will be presenting a paper entitled Music through Space at the 2012 British Forum for Ethnomusicology s Graduate Conference Music and Movement The conference takes place from 12 14 September at the Institute of Musical Research in London My paper will outline the basics of musical acoustics and discuss some of the physical transformations that sound No Comments Blog Events News Writing Latest News Remember Me Part IV Performances Remember Me Part IV Premiere AIDF Anything But Real Time Premiere LSO Soundhub Atea Quintet Brighton

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  • Embedded: BBCSO » aaronhollowaynahum.com
    ve been selected as one of three composers to be Embedded with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 2012 13 The other composers selected were Tom Coult and Ben Oliver It s an honour to be selected with such fine composers and I m looking forward to getting to know them and their music over the coming year The project has many aspects including open access to BBCSO rehearsals involvement with their educational programes and opportunities to meet the management team behind the orchestra The project will most notably involve writing a new 12 work for the full orchestra that will be workshopped in February and March before a public performance and recording in Nov 2013 No Comments Blog Events News Performances Tagged BBC Symphony Orchestra Ben Oliver Embedded Sound and Music Tom Coult Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Name required Mail will not be published required Website Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Latest News Remember Me Part IV Performances Remember Me Part IV Premiere AIDF Anything But Real Time Premiere LSO Soundhub Atea Quintet Brighton Festival Event Calendar Sep Nov October 2012

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