Étune No. 1

Fretwell, Paul (2013) Étune No. 1. Item format: audio recording. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Towards the end of his career, Pierre Schaeffer, the founder of musique concrete, stated his opinion that all music is 'DoRéMi' - nothing is possible outside this system, the explorations in musical language in the 20th century were fruitless, and the 'way forward is behind us'. With this is mind, is there any evidence of DoRéMi in his own compositions? Are there hidden, underlying pitch systems that can be revealed through careful spectral analysis? This étune is a creative reassessment of his 1971 version of his étude aux chemins de fer. Using Schaeffer's work as a template, I create a new work that draws frequencies and rhythms from the original - revealing the hidden tunes in this seminal work.

Item Type: Composition
Additional information: working title
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Music and Audio Arts
Depositing User: Paul Fretwell
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2012 15:52
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2013 12:40
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31830 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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