By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that Skimlinks cookies will be set. I just started getting into Norgard a couple of months ago, and I never really understood the infinity series before seeing this article. This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Click here to view clip. His fertile musical imagination has led to the creation of seven symphonies over the course of fifty years, the most recent premiering as recently as Say you want to begin a piece with the melody G – A.

All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that Skimlinks cookies will be set. Geoff November 7, at 1: Topics Classical music A guide to contemporary classical music. And that’s to talk mostly about his orchestral music: Reading this on a mobile? Pages Home About the Authors.

Never mind the theory, though: Voyage into the Golden Screen.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. This blog is my new favourite website: His Second Symphonya one movement work lasting about one half hour, is among his first and most rigorous applications of this tool.

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Anonymous July 3, at This isn’t a version of Schoenberg’s serialism — far from it, since, the infinity infinihy creates the possibility of resonantly tonal centres across a large-scale work: Anonymous – thanks for your kind words, and best of luck at your school of music!

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He even wrote the old, and by then compositionally silent, Sibelius a letter, and received a warm reply. Around halfway through the piece, these three main temporal roles suddenly begin alternating, shifting between players.

But in order to take advantage of the more rarefied property of self-similaritythese resemblances must show up on multiple levels. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

Per Nørgård and his infinity series

Enjoy your walk with Denmark’s music-breathing dragon. Thus, the 3rd note in the sequence is 1 below G, or F.

Woodwinds trade sprightly runs in constant eighth notes, buzzing in the vicinity of G. I am a composer applying to conservatories next year serise would really like to read Norgard’s scores. The resulting succession of pitches is what mathematicians call non-monotonic. Reading this on a mobile? At measure 60, the orchestra splits into three streams. Anonymous August 16, at 7: By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that Skimlinks cookies will be set.

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norgadd The key to his prescient anticipation of fractals is his use of a specific music-composition device that he and he alone invented. Topics Classical music A guide to contemporary classical music.

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But not by much — a fairly statistically tight grip around the starting range is always retained, and big norgafd tend to be followed by leaps in the opposite direction. The recording is from Segerstam’s glittering performance with the Danish National Symphony orchestra.

I also think Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park would enjoy this piece.

Have a listen to the opening of his Fifth Symphony. I had no idea music could sound like fractals.

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Show 25 25 50 All. And that’s to talk mostly about his orchestral music: The strict sequential orderings of pitches can be difficult to discern aurally, but you can easily tell that there are multiple orchestral strata doing different but related things. Frank August 16, at 4: Sounds good in theory, but how does it all come out sounding? Mugshot – maybe we should put a link to this site on the front page: The links are powered by Skimlinks.