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Violahexy
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This piece (2000) for viola and electronics is in an 'alternate' tuning system.
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Joseph Pehrson


Sun Jan 06, 2008
Classical : Contemporary
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It uses a scale of 12 notes derived from the "hexany," an arithmetic process to create pitches. The pitches for this piece, in ratios are: 1/1, 35/32, 9/8, 5/4, 21/16, 45/32, 3/2, 105/64, 27/16, 7/4, 15/8, 63/32, 2/1. This piece was premiered in Moscow with Vera Gubenkova, viola. This recording was in the electronic music studio of the famous Moscow Conservatory. Score and parts available through Seesaw Music, c/o Subito Music Corp., 60 Depot St., Verona, NJ 07044, 973-857-3440. www.subitomusic.com.