Frederic Anthony Rzewski is an American composer and virtuoso pianist. His major compositions, which often incorporate social and political themes, include the minimalist Coming Together and the piano variations The People. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Attica / Coming Together / Les Moutons De Panurge on Discogs. Coming Together / Attica / Les Moutons De Panurge by Frederic Rzewski, released 10 October 1. Coming Together 2. Attica 3.

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The different combination of the verses produce a psychosis or obsession of a cathartic experience, at the same time emotional, physical and mental. If you get a chance please check out my blog at newmusicbuff. Rzewski also employs word painting techniques throughout the piece to further the unification process and musically express the emotionality involved in the procedure.

I would love to hear the album in its entirety but none of the links work. The instructions are generally improvisatory in nature, directing performers to select notes from the bass melody to be played at the same Nied 43 43 Leslie James Pickering, Mad Bomber Melville: Rzewski began playing piano at age 5. It’s much slower, calmer and droning than “Coming Together”. Contents 1 Performances 1.

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Javascript is required for this feature. Retrieved April 19, By comibg to use this website, you agree to their use. The speaker, who only a moment before was Sam Melville in the moments before his death, is now Clark, leaving the scene of a terrible ordeal.

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Coming Together (Rzewski, Frederic)

Bandcamp Album of the Day Dec 7, This entry was posted in Uncategorized. I read it over and over again. I think it is a very fine composition and should be performed more often.

BTW, were you informed that this post was adapted into an UbuWeb page? The piece ends abruptly as every member of the ensemble plays five low Nied 47 44 For full correspondences from Mr. Huge Fan of this piece. This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat I togehter this from this blog because I thought it sounded interesting; several listens later, “Coming Together” is now probably one of my favorite pieces of music ever.

About Me Aaron View my complete profile. As I read it I was impressed both by the poetic quality of the text and by its cryptic irony.

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The text comes from a letter written by Sam Melville, who was cooming inmate at Attica prison, and was one of the leaders of the Attica riots, where Melville was killed. From experience performing the piece, this is actually recommended so that the performer can pick up the pattern instead of trying to remember the retrograde inversion of a previous section.

All ordinal intervals meaning the distance from one note to the next within a fragment as a measurement of position in the scale rather Nied 45 than intervallic relationships are static at 1 within fragments, and each pair of fragments will have equivalent ordinal intervals in every other section leaps of every real number These pitches are combined and recombined, subjected to rigorous yet slow-moving processes, such that the bassline remains maddeningly familiar but never predictable.

The other pieces on the album are “Attica” and “Les Moutons de Panurge”.

Frederic Rzewski

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Inhe went to Italya trip that was formative in his future musical development. Posted by Aaron at 7: Together combined with the test of time has many who initially dismissed the work to acknowledge its artistry. In this context, C is a retrograde of the retrograde of the fragment order of A, D is an inversion of the fragment order of A, E is an inversion of C and the retrograde inversion of the fragment order of A, F is a retrograde inversion of A, G is an inversion of A, H is a retrograde of A.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Each section has a target melody consisting of a series of rising or falling lines which move sequentially through the gamut; the direction and sequential size of these lines vary from section to section, although every melody is 28 notes total.

Together with great guests such as Alvin Curran, Jon Gibson, Garrett List and Karl Beger, Rzewski seems to merge his radical vocation with the most meditative and suffered plots of the spiritual jazz; sealing all with Les Moutons Des Panurge, an amazing suite for percussion, a timeless masterpiece of polyrhythmic expertise.