Redundens 1j

from by Ben Harper

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The series of works collectively titled Redundens was begun in 2001. All the pieces take Arnold Schoenberg’s Three Pieces for Piano, Op.11 as their starting point: only the top line in Schoenberg's pieces is retained as an unaccompanied melody (or as a list of pitch classes if you’re more technically-minded.) Each set of pieces uses a different method of encoding this melody; by pitch, register, timbre, duration, dynamics, or other means.

In Redundens 1 each pitch class keeps the same register and duration throughout the piece, determined by the nature of their initial appearances in the original. Redundens 1j is Redundens 1 arranged for pipe organ, with each note played on eight to sixteen stops. The number and type of stops used changes randomly, from one note to the next, from a prescribed list of sixteen stops.


from Redundens for Organ, released July 25, 2015
Cooky La Moo at the organ.



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