18041Re: [thewire] Spectral Music
- Mar 31, 2004On 30/03/04 19:19, njcross said in living color:
> Hi,Also totally in disagreement with the offhand remark and wanted to add:
> I've got a kinda objection to The Primer Nov 2003: 'Spectral Music' -
> sorry I'm so late in writing this.
> Andy Hamilton wrote fairly offhandedly about Tristan Murail:
> 'Murail was Grisey's most important partner in the development of spectralism,
> though his music is less compelling.'
> Now,I wasn't exactly thrilled by the 'middle class' way Murail was
> introduced to
> the British scene in the first place,but Andy Hamilton's statement is
> patiently untrue for many people. His orchestration is superb. The
> early use of IRCAM Max
> to synthesize the partials used with his acoustic ensembles (not to mention a
> kind of rudimentary 'human' sequencer to play the partials was truly
Murail's one of the rare spectralists who wrote for piano solo... Among
other works for the instrument, he wrote a piece called "Territoires de
l'oubli" which happens to be one of the masterpieces of the second part of
the 20th century for that instrument.
Guillaume Grenier - grenier.g@...
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