Category Archives: music

hail

HAIL is a quartet for double bass. The five movements make up a cycle of meters, beginning with eight and subsequently losing an eighth note: seven, six, five, and ending up at four (or back at eight, depending on how you look at it). The first movement has all instruments playing arco. One bass in each subsequent movement switches to … Continue reading hail »

reading the neverending story listening to passion

was not new to me circa 1998, as it was read to me several times when I was little. However, since all memory of it had been burninated away by the movie The Neverending Story (Ul de Rico notwithstanding), I felt the need to revisit this epic while listening to Peter Gabriel’s , of which … Continue reading reading the neverending story listening to passion »

legend two

legend two music legend two notes legend two is orchestrated for the following 18 instruments: recorder flute oboe bassoon clarinet horn guitar (nylon strings) harp harpsichord piano hammond organ xylophone vibraphone marimba tubular bells taiko drum (or any low, pitched drum) timpani contrabass 01-04, 08-13,15-16, 19-20 are connected, with no pause in between movements.

legend one

musical accompaniment is now written for many visual formats. most of these formats (opera, movies, video games) tell a story; the music serves as a backdrop for the story. the aim of the legend musical form (legend in the story-telling sense) is to re-invent this process: if music can be written as a supplementary element … Continue reading legend one »

the seven-sided box

album art for adam rowe's seven-sided box

seven-sided box music the seven-sided box the poem (or whatever a non-writer like me is allowed to call a bunch of words such as this) was written in 1999 in response to heavy rainfall in bright sunlight. the music was written between 1999-2002. each movements is a side of the box. the seven-sided box text … Continue reading the seven-sided box »