Frederic Anthony Rzewski is an American composer and virtuoso pianist. His major compositions, which often incorporate social and political themes, include the minimalist Coming Together and the piano variations The People. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Attica / Coming Together / Les Moutons De Panurge on Discogs. Coming Together / Attica / Les Moutons De Panurge by Frederic Rzewski, released 10 October 1. Coming Together 2. Attica 3.
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Contact black sweat records. I read it over and over again. The choice of this quote highlights the peculiar duality pervasive throughout both parts of Coming Together. Labels arch 1 20th century 11 accordion 1 alvin curran 4 charlemagne palestine 3 computer music 1 concrete 3 daniel goode 1 david rosenboom 1 dickie landry 2 donald buchla 1 drone 3 electronic 3 feldman 1 free jazz 1 garrett list 2 improv 6 ingram marshall 1 john adams 1 john luther adams 1 jon gibson 4 lamonte young 1 laurie spiegel 1 loren rush 1 malcolm goldstein 1 minimalism 16 oliveros 4 opus one 1 partch 1 philip glass 2 piano 4 pierre marietan 1 rzewski 4 status 1 stephen montague 1 steve reich 2 Stuart Dempster 1 synth 4 terry jennings 1 terry riley 4 trombone 1 updates 5 violin 1.
The first is regarding the text: Bandcamp Album of the Day Dec 5, On togetuer one hand, the players are given freedom to choose what they play; on the other, the very conditions of the freedom serves to highlight the ways in which they are constrained. Penelope Two by Penelope Trappes. Too Many Zooz return with holiday classics performed in their own inimitable style.
The letter was subsequently published, first in a magazine, where it was read by Frederic Rzewski. The listeners and the speaker are therefore also cast as if in the role of writer, compelled to experience and consider every lexical item as rzswski happens.
Together with great guests such as Alvin Curran, Jon Gibson, Garrett List and Karl Beger, Rzewski seems to merge his radical vocation with the most meditative and suffered plots of the spiritual jazz; sealing all with Les Moutons Des Panurge, an rzdwski suite for percussion, a timeless masterpiece of polyrhythmic expertise.
Rzewski himself plays piano. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As the corresponding measures pass, Rzewski increases the overall dynamic level by saturating the melody with accent marks.
I think it is a very fine composition and should be performed more often. I look forward to more. The piece really grew on me. No one note or performer has more importance than another in the composition and performance of the work.
The intertwining of its individual parts affects a greater whole operating in harmony, each member of which plays an equally important part.
The Melville letter from which Rzewski took the text xoming seeing it reprinted in Ramparts magazine was actually written inwhile he was incarcerated in the municipal jail on Centre Street in lower Manhattan known as The Tombswhere he led a prisoner strike, prior to his transfer first to Sing Sing, then eventually to Attica. Notify me of new comments via email. Gradually the other instruments start to play faster until they’re all playing in a fast, tense togeher.
Coming Together Rzewski, Frederic Composition Year Genre Categories Pieces ; For narrator, unspecified instruments ; Scores featuring the voice ; Scores featuring a narrator ; Scores with open instrumentation ; For voices with solo instruments ; English language. I would love to hear the album in its entirety but none of the links work. Each section consists, at its most basic level, of all consecutive constructions of a sevennote gamut at a constant rhythmic value.
It was a huge a-ha moment for me, and to this day I have yet to see anyone post it online.
Coming Together / Attica / Les Moutons De Panurge | black sweat records
On the one hand, its musical materials are insultingly simple; on the other, the unceasing way in which they are recombined renders them unpredictably complex. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. However, the lawful copyright owner has generously released the file for distribution at IMSLP under one of the Creative Commons licenses or the IMSLP Performance Restricted Licensewhich allow for the free distribution with proper attribution of the file with various levels of restriction with respect to the creation of derivative works, commercial usage, or public performances.
From experience performing the piece, this is actually recommended so that the performer can pick up the pattern instead of trying to remember the retrograde inversion of a previous section.
Work Title Coming Together Alt ernative. You must select a collection to display. Togethdr Album of the Day Dec 5, go to album. Comming then creates phrases of increasing length by adding notes from the sequence one by one: It seemed that I was trying both to capture a sense of the physical presence of the writer, and at the same time to unlock a hidden meaning from the simple but coking language. It’s really nothing more than a short text read over a repetitive, fast sequence, much of which is played in unison.
The other pieces on the album are “Attica” and “Les Moutons de Panurge”. Musica Elettronica Viva conceived music as a collectivecollaborative process, with improvisation and live electronic instruments prominently featured. Clark when cooming how it felt to put Attica behind him. The texts of Sam Melville and Richard X. White, Barry, Rzewski, Feldman”. These details and more can be found at sammelville.
This gamut is then subjected to a series of algorithmic processes which create a heavily syncopated melody in the bass register, echoing the ordered chaos of prison life.