“An Encomium to Symmetry”  
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“An Encomium to Symmetry” A View of the Composer Remus Georgescu
“An Encomium to Symmetry” A View of the Composer Remus Georgescu

Author(s): Gheorghe DUŢICĂ
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Editura ARTES
Keywords: structure mode; matrix; algorithm; symmetry; palindrome;

Summary/Abstract: Oftentimes, musical composition follows a predeterminate generative mechanism that takes the shape of an algorithm or matrix having the potential of strategic, macrotemporal coverage. In the Concerto for String Orchestra (Concertul pentru orchestră de coarde), the composer achieves a remarkable feat of composition, generating the entire musical discourse based on the exclusive input of a structure mode whose “placement in time” accurately reflects a series of laborious and refined palindromic symmetries.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 49-67
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Romanian