An analysis of Interiors for string quartet and the influence of Scelsi's sonorist aesthetic.
Citation:Morgan, R. (2014). An analysis of Interiors for string quartet and the influence of Scelsi's sonorist aesthetic. Paper presented at CANZ Composers Conference, Auckland.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3031
This presentation discusses my recent compositional interests through analysis of Interiors (2012) for string quartet and the influence of Giacinto Scelsi’s sonorist aesthetic. The central focus of Interiors is to create a single sonic entity that undergoes gradual timbral evolution. Pitch material is limited and the work is devoid of melody, pulse, and harmonic progression in order to draw the ear to minute changes in timbre. This presentation will also address the use of the Fibonacci series as a temporal guide and the advantages and difficulties of time-space notation on performance.