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Entries from March 2012

The Soliloquy

March 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Back in 1988, I used to perform this version of Hamlet’s soliloquy, in which each word is followed by a cartoonish sound effect.  It was, I recall, fun to perform, difficult to memorize, and took a long time to set up.  Here’s how it begins.

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Nocturne

March 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment

The “Nocturne” is based on the randomized diatonic four-pitch chords I’ve used in several pieces.  Seven of these chords were used for the left-hand part.  A set of seven numbers gave the number of repetitions of each chord (6215734) and the key of each chord (7623154: BECGFAD).  They were then arpeggiated, in the familiar nocturnal […]

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