This radical new musical language was in part facilitated by Ligeti’s recently developed technique of micropolyphony. For much of Atmosphères. GYÖRGY LIGETI – Atmosphères – Volumina · Lux aeterna – Etüde · Etude No. 1» Harmonies«- Lontano · Ramifications – Melodien for Orchestra – Gerd Zacher. Gyorgy Ligeti was born in Transylvania in His family originated in Hungary. I discovered his music after purchasing the soundtrack for Stanley Kubrick’s.

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This was the first work Ligeti began after his time in the electronic music studio, and, as a composition of sounds and of layers of sounds, the score transfers to the orchestral plane an electronic manner of working.

Notify me of new comments via email. Greenwood Publishing Group, Views Read Edit View history. Harald Kaufmann has described it as “acoustically standing still”, a stationary sound which has movement within it that is similar to breathing. Ligeti Accessed 17 November The listening guide is a nice touch as well.

Consequently, these evolving sound structures seem stationary, as if detached from the passage of time. This music is at once both tactile and atmosphwres, seductive and esoteric: A Space OdysseyAmerican science-fiction film, released inthat set the benchmark for all subsequent movies in the genre and consistently ranks among the top 10 movies ever made, especially known for its groundbreaking special effects and unconventional narrative.

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The music of Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi also emphasised subtle shifts in texture over melodic and harmonic development; Ohoia shimmering piece for strings, comes highly recommended. Gigantic clusters of chords hover in a stasis that negates familiar signposts of harmony and pulse. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Help us improve this article! I really love the apparent harmonic progression at 1: Avant-gardeThomas May.

The piece opens with a “fully chromatic cluster covering more than five octavesheld by strings and soft woodwinds “, out of which various groups of instruments drop out successively, followed by various “strands of sonic fabric” reenter the composition, first white notes then black notes along with shifts in timbre and duration of notes which drive the piece forward. These things and others arrive and leave as if of themselves. Ligeti’s homepage also gives the instrumentation.

Micropolyphony has its first great example here in a mirror canon in forty-eight parts, the twenty-eight violins moving in a downward direction while the twenty violas and cellos climb. Modern Music and After. Instead of presenting these seminal modernist works as separate items, Jurowski segued seamlessly from the nothingness of the Ligeti’s close into the opening bassoon solo of the Stravinsky.


All Music Guide to Classical Music: According to program notes published by the San Francisco Symphony OrchestraLigeti was not pleased that his music occurred in a film soundtrack shared by composers Johann and Richard Strauss. Keep Exploring Britannica Clint Eastwood.

György Ligeti: Atmosphères

A Space Odysseysuch as a performance by the Nashville Symphony which performed it along with the full-length version of Richard Strauss’ Thus Spake Zarathustra. Paul Griffiths writes that this performance made Ligeti a “talking point”.

Internet URLs are the best. An atmoslheres, Kubrick was…. Instead the listener is confronted with a slow-motion succession of textures, one oozing into the other, where atmosphres instrumental sonority seems to have more in common with the dissolves and hums of electronic music than that of a normal symphony orchestra.

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I have read the data protection statement and agree to its validity. The music flows like lava, buzzes like a swarm of bees, or glimmers like a multitude of tiny Aeolian harps. VAT plus shipping costs. The Definitive Guide to Classical Music.

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