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

Preludium en fuga : voor orgel, (1973) / Liuwe Tamminga

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Organ
Instruments: org

Meditatie : opus 7, voor kerkorgel, 1981 / Ton Reijnaerdts

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Organ
Instruments: org

Herfst : for large organ / Jan Vriend

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Organ
Instruments: org

 

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Novel Forces : for microtonal organ / Brendan Faegre

Publisher's number: 15508
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Organ
Instruments: org
Remarks: Also available in the version for 12-tone organ.
Duration: 11'00"
Number of players: 1
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Novel Forces is a work for the 31-tone microtonal Fokker organ, housed in the small hall of ‘t Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam. It attempts 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. It takes a particularly resonant chord from the harmonic series as a fresh "major chord" and then uses this chord within the hierarchies and gravitational forces of traditional tonality.
Harmony provides the momentum behind the work, while various grooves and textures are used to explore this new tonal space. Whatever your chosen analogy may be for the experience of the piece as a whole—physical tension and release, an archetypal story, sex, evolution, departure and homecoming—enjoy the journey.
[For those interested in the gritty tuning details, this tonality was formed by taking 31-TET approximations of harmonics 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 as the basic sonority, adding its transposition up and down a perfect fifth to create a master scale, and modulating this scale to various transpositions based on common-tones. In addition to the "major" mode of the scale in which the piece begins, a minor mode is also established, as another analogy to the late Baroque tonal system.]

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