Redundens 5

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 5 The melody's sequence of pitch-classes from Redundens 1 is played with durations and rhythms removed, within the space of a common octave.

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from Redundens for Piano, released July 24, 2015
Cooky La Moo at the piano.

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