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 ...

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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

4U; Menuet Masqué : for soprano saxophone / clarinet and piano; or flute / oboe and organ / Xander Hunfeld

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Mixed ensemble (2-12 players)
Instruments: sax-s/cl pf; fl/ob org

Sur-itinéraire : for ensemble / Silvia Borzelli, 2008/09

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Mixed ensemble (2-12 players)
Instruments: fl(pic) ob cl(cl-b) perc pf vl vla vc

Cardhu : for 8 players / Luc Brewaeys

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Mixed ensemble (2-12 players)
Instruments: fl/fl-a cl/cl-b trb-b perc pf vl vla vc

 

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Three Affects : for traverso, baroque violin, baroque viola, baroque cello and harpsichord / Brendan Faegre

Publisher's number: 15507
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Mixed ensemble (2-12 players)
Instruments: traverso vln vla vc cemb
Duration: 15'00"
Number of players: 5
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Three Affects is a work consisting of three short movements, each one focusing on specific unique strengths of the early musician. This music celebrates improvisation and ornamentation, precise and diverse articulation, subtle control of intonation, spontaneity and risk, and the specific type of contextual awareness required of a basso continuo player.
Movement I is about groove and harmonic progression; it uses a set of custom articulations inspired by the bow exercises of Leopold Mozart's "Violinschule" and by the Attack-Decay-Sustain-Release envelope that determined articulation of early synthesizers. Movement II is about melody, with each musician playing an intensely ornamented, personal interpretation of the same line. Movement III combines the previous two textures: canonic (digitally-delayed) melodies fuse with furious grooves in contrasting meters.
Once the work was finished, I assembled tools for interpreting the emotional content of each of these three musical worlds. I drew upon J.P. Kirnberger's The Art of Strict Musical Composition, Bharata Muni's Nātya Shāstra, Ben Johnston's ideas about meaning and harmonic ratios, and Lasse Thoresen's writings on the semiotics of music-as-heard. After absorbing and combining aspects of these four approaches, I created personal interpretations of each movement, signified by the titles [observing youth, Awe, and transcending duality].

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