Duo/II (score)

Three short pieces written in response to music by Orlando Di Lasso.

At the moment, I’m trying to create new music that is interesting to write, to play and to hear. The point of taking some existing pieces is to start with some harmonic material that will provide some level of familiarity. I’d like to think its more than just aping old masters and I’m not interested in their work in terms of prestige, just interested in the music. There are three aspects that were particularly important: cadential/clausal gestures, contrapuntal devices and modality. These aspects were translated to: microtonal tuning, various polyrhythms and extended use of dissonance/suspension to explore the new modality by way of lateral movement.