Five Scenes from a Retro Viewer

Year: September 2018

Instrumentation: Flute, Harp & Viola

Duration: 7:40”

Performance History: Written for the Ficino Ensemble, premiered in Dublin February 27th 2019.

About: Harmonic rotation of an initial mode is used to generate the harmony for each of the five scenes of this piece, which shift and contrast like the varied photographs in a child’s RetroViewer toy. A further experiment in line with the algorithmic interactions found in Perelandrian Drift, this piece explores some of the different textures that can be achieved with this approach.

 

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