9 Feb 2019

Alex TAYLOR: Three Preparations

From Music Alive, 2:00 pm on 9 February 2019
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Alex Taylor

Alex Taylor Photo: Priscilla Northe

"I've got blisters on my fingers!" ~ Ringo Starr after the 18th take of 'Helter Skelter'.

"One of the most useful composition lessons I ever received was also perhaps the most banal. If you're writing with notes, you really only have two basic decisions to make: first, is the the next note higher, lower, or the same pitch? And second, is the next note longer, shorter, or the same length?

These three short studies explore some types of linear motion: expansion, contraction, oscillation, acceleration, deceleration, stasis.

Studies are by nature repetitive, obsessive even and these are no exception." ~ Alex Taylor

Recorded in Nelson Centre of Musical Arts by RNZ

Sound engineer: Darryl Stack

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