composer

Faegre, Brendan

The music of Brendan Faegre (b. 1985, USA) unites the traditions within which he was formed: jazz and rock drumming, Hindustani classical, and contemporary concert music. Faegre's music has been performed around the ...

related works

Lys-slått : for baroque violin / Brendan Faegre

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Violin
Instruments: vln

Passacaglia : for organ, 1937, (revised 1946) / Rudolf Escher

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Organ
Instruments: org

Astrabikon : for organ, 1968 / Carel Brons

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Organ
Instruments: org

Organum : per organo, (1971) / Pierre Abbink Spaink

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Organ
Instruments: org

 

composition

Novel Forces : for organ / Brendan Faegre

Publisher's number: 15382
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Organ
Instruments: org
Duration: 11'00"
Number of players: 1
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Novel Forces is a work originally composed for the 31-tone microtonal Fokker organ, premiered by Masato Suzuki in January 2014. Its goal is to breath contemporary life into the tonal structures of the late Baroque period through the new chords and scales available in the Fokker organ's unique temperament. Harmony provides the momentum behind the work, while various grooves and textures are used to explore the new tonal space.
A year after the premiere, I decided to make a version of the work for the more traditional 12-tone temperament. I went back to my harmonic sketches and translated those sequences of chords and scales into the new temperament. Just like translating a Borges short story from Spanish into English, certain linguistic subtleties were no doubt lost. But the essence of the work remains the same, and now Novel Forces can continue to live on in future performances on other organs.

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