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Four Rhythmic Studies for Piano
 

Date: 1977

Total duration: 6.00

These four studies were written while studying composition at La Trobe University, Australia. Studies 1,2 and 3 explore various rhythmic techniques; Study 4 combines the previous techniques into the one study.

 

 

The rhythmic techniques are:

1. irregular groupings of the beat

2. asymmetrical meters

3. rhythmic cells

4. additive and subtractive rhythms

5. rhythmic stratification

6. beat subdivision

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#1

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#2

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#3

#4

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Piano Study No. 1

Date: 1978

Total duration: 1.15

This short study explores various transformation of melodic, rhythmic and textural cells in combination with the expansion and contraction of harmonic fields.

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Piano Study No. 2 

Date: 1979 (revised 2024)

Total duration: 1.25

Based on a transcription of a large ensemble work composed in 1979, this contrapuntal study explores pitch projection into various musical spaces, and octaves using the moment form

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