Friday’s Sounding #11

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This is the opening of a piece I composed in 1981 titled A Ray of Rattle, performed by The Performer’s Workshop Ensemble. The piece explores transforming a simple and pure sound, the octave, into a complex sound. As the octaves reappear they diminish and music increases in complexity. The end of the piece, the final sound, is a unison Bb of flutter tongues and rapidly repeated notes—a Bronx Cheer of distortion in contrast to the beginning’s pure whiteness.

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