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Roosendael, Jan Rokus van

Jan Rokus van Roosendael sought from the beginning an individual idiom that allowed him to express his leaning toward reflection and the spiritual. He initially found inspiration in non-Western music, ...

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Shifting patterns : for flute (piccolo), oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, piano and percussion, 1993 / Jan Rokus van Roosendael

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, cop. 1993
Publisher's number: 08397
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Mixed ensemble (2-11 players)
Instruments: fl(pic) ob cl fg h perc pf
Remarks: Opgedragen aan het ensemble LAMI. - Met financiële steun van het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. - Tijdsduur: ca. 11'
Duration: 11'00"
Number of players: 7
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Program note (English): When the Japanese Lami Ensemble asked me to write a composition for them, I wanted to refer to Japanese culture in my piece Shifting patterns. This becomes very clear in the percussion part, where I have used two instruments that are traditionally part of the Gagaku orchestra: the shima, a high drum, and the shôko, a high gong.
One of the characteristics of traditional Japanese music is the free movement in time of the various parts, also called polycyclicity. The composition Shifting patterns deals with this polycyclicity. In each section there are patterns shifting among themselves, resulting from combinations of phrases with varying lengths. Some are, for example, repeated 3, 4, 5 or 6 times. As a result of a particular choice of the length of each phrase, however, they end at exactly the same time towards the end of each section. In spite of the reference to Japanese culture, the composition itself is meant to be a completely independent one. - JAN ROKUS VAN ROOSENDAEL

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