This radical new musical language was in part facilitated by Ligeti’s recently developed technique of micropolyphony. For much of Atmosphères. GYÖRGY LIGETI – Atmosphères – Volumina · Lux aeterna – Etüde · Etude No. 1» Harmonies«- Lontano · Ramifications – Melodien for Orchestra – Gerd Zacher. Gyorgy Ligeti was born in Transylvania in His family originated in Hungary. I discovered his music after purchasing the soundtrack for Stanley Kubrick’s.
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The contrast between these two pieces—the Ligeti a study in motionlessness, the Stravinsky a convulsive eruption of movement—was only enhanced by Jurowski’s device, making one listen with refreshed ears. Get to Know the ASO.
The music of Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi also emphasised subtle shifts in texture over melodic and harmonic development; Ohoia shimmering piece for strings, comes highly recommended. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Another recently acclaimed performance was that by Austria’s Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra performing in England, a performance described as “a focused reading” in which the conductor “Nott duly coerced a delicacy from each section of the orchestra—particularly the centrifugal strings—that gave a wonderful smoothness to the performance”.
Instead of presenting these seminal modernist works as separate items, Jurowski segued seamlessly from the nothingness of the Ligeti’s close into the opening bassoon solo of the Stravinsky. Although applied to various ensembles found in Western and non-Western music, orchestra in an unqualified sense usually refers to the typical Western music ensemble of bowed stringed instruments complemented by wind and percussion instruments that, in the string section at least, has….
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August 13, at 6: Contact our editors with your feedback. Archived from the original on This was the first work Ligeti began after his time in the electronic music studio, and, as a composition of sounds and of layers of sounds, the score transfers to the orchestral plane an electronic manner of working.
Following the opening static note chord, Ligeti introduces a second massive cluster of notes at 1: But the imitative entrances are so close to one another that it is impossible to perceive them separately, with apparent immobility as the result. Beyond such stylistic concerns the ear can take immediate delight in the way the work moves, how the sound surface glides across registers with subtle shifts in pace and beguiling transformations in timbre.
Kubrick got the otherworldly, gravity-free aural effect he wanted, and Ligeti gained another hearing and a new audience for his work. Music of the Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde: Retrieved from ” https: In later experiments, the sound-producing groups are further set off….
Greenwood Publishing Group, Approaches to Meaning in Music. This dense sound-fog became known as the signature Ligeti style”. Email required Address never made public.
Oxford University Press, Retrieved 18 November To paraphrase the composer himself, atmosphere micropolyphonic textures tend to hang like a mighty oriental tapestry, suspended outside time. Thank you for your feedback. Sustained chords build tension through the gradual alteration of pitch.
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Edward Seckerson of UK’s The Atmosphers also described this segue as a “startling coup”  while Richard Morrison of the daily edition of The Times noted that “Jurowski even kept a beat going, to fool us The second big cluster of the piece atmospjeres reshaped by dynamic changes, which bring forward particular timbres at first that of the strings or harmonic colors: Webarchive template wayback links All ligtei with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links.
The popular music edition All Music Guide describes the piece as having clusters of notes from which sections fall out, leaving “masses of natural notes”. Some textures could be layered and juxtaposed; some musical structures will mix with others seamlessly, while other structures will stand out. Instead the listener is confronted with a slow-motion succession of textures, one oozing into the other, where the instrumental sonority seems to have more in common with the dissolves and hums of electronic music than that of a normal symphony orchestra.
The piece features “shimmering rapid vibratomultiple high glissandiwaves of string harmonics in different meters[and] notes moving along the same path but at different speeds”. The complex and thought-provoking film was directed by Stanley…. Help us improve this article!