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Mermikides, MJ (2014) Spirals [Composition]

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Work for classical guitar and electronics. This piece explores the concept of spirals and also uses electronics to melt the conventional ‘envelope’ of the classical guitar. The outer sections are built around constantly ascending 5ths (or descending 4ths) aided by the electronics, which use the slightly wider pure 5th which do not ‘wrap around’ conveniently. The main central section follows diatonic and melodic cycles, which phase against each other in a hypnotic manner. The electronics are able to obliterate entirely the acoustic sound of the guitar, the tremolo effect becoming more akin to tone generation than recognisably guitaristic.

Item Type: Composition
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Date : 29 April 2014
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:32
Last Modified : 23 Jan 2020 10:41

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