Class Notes (1,000,000)
CA (620,000)
Queen's (10,000)
MUS (200)
Lecture 23

MUSC 102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Tintinnabuli, Medieval Music, Early Music


Department
Music
Course Code
MUSC 102
Professor
Peter Freeman
Lecture
23

This preview shows half of the first page. to view the full 1 pages of the document.
Avro Part (b. 1935)
- Born in Estonia, then part of the Soviet Union
- His early music was very Modernist, even avant-garde, which
was unpopular with Soviet authorities
- In 1971, he began studying Medieval music, and his style
became simpler and more delicate
- His new style of music is what he calls
tintinnabuli
, “like the
ringing of the bells.”
- He is highly religious (Russian Orthodox), and his music blends
the processes of Minimalism with the ethereal qualities of
religious music
- Listening:
Fur Alina (1989).
This is a delicate work for solo piano.
It seems simple, but it has a complex developmental process and
is di3cult to perform in such a way as to produce the proper
balance of sound. Individual notes are added to each bar until it
reaches a maximum of seven notes per bar, then it reduces back
to down to one.
Ambient Music
- Ambient music features some similarities to Minimalism through
its use of drones, repetition, and an attention to the aural
ambience of the music
- Usually produced with electronic instruments
- Like Minimalism, it is often more about the process of how the
music works itself out.
- Popularized by English musician Brian Eno, it also had an impact
on dance and rock music through the music of artists like Aphex
Twin
- Listening: “An Ending” from
Apollo: Atmospheres and
Soundtracks.
This was originally written for a documentary called
Apollo.” The piece features chords and textures that unfold
gradually and often overlap before they fully resolve. The album
was produced by Eno and Canadian musician Daniel Lanois.
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version