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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

McNamara, Peter: Extraneous III 

 

 

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  • Program notes: 

    Extraneous III is a string quartet that explores the concept of extreme contrast. ‘Explosions’ of rapid and dense material contrasted by quartertonal melodic lines that obsessively concentrate on one or two pitches is the predominant musical idea in this work. These melodic lines gradually introduce pitches of five chords based on the harmonic series of the open strings of each instrument (C, G, D, A and E). These chords are most evident during the work’s homophonic textures. These homophonic textures are very rhythmically regular, but the majority of the work is very free rhythmically with each instrument playing independently and no audible pulse.

    The first half of Extraneous III is predominantly organised to introduce the pitch material of each chord. The second half of the work meanwhile contains most of the development of the material where the gestures are ‘broken-up’, and the five spectral chords are redistributed and even mixed together with each other.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
4
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
2
Viola
1
Cello
1