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

Dirt to Gold : for chamber orchestra / Brendan Faegre

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Large ensemble (12 or more players)
Instruments: 2fl 2ob 2cl 2fg 2h 2trp trb trb-b timp perc hp 2vln vla vc db

Phases : for organ, 1968 / Cor Kee

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Organ
Instruments: org

Suite voor orgel : (1963) / J. van Amerongen

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Organ
Instruments: org

Aria : para órgano / Carlos Micháns

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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