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Granular fragments


At the time of writing this piece I was fascinated by the techniques and aesthetic of electroacoustic music. Granular synthesis is a technique that involves creating sounds from millions of incredibly short sonic ‘grains’. The unique possibilities of such an approach have given rise to a raft of new conceptual approaches to composition. My intention was to explore this thinking through instrumental music. Drawing upon my own harmonic sound-world I thus set about creating 3 orchestral fragments—writing musical miniatures has long been a passion of mine—each of which used a particular approach to orchestration inspired by granular techniques: density meets opulence.

from notes by James Moriarty © 2016


The Panufnik Legacies, Vol. 2
Studio Master: LSO5070Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Movement 1: Approach-Recession
Movement 2: Invention (primarily in 2 parts)
Movement 3: Harmony in the mist

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