Joy - a composition for three or more voices or instruments

Davidson, Robert A. (1998) Joy - a composition for three or more voices or instruments. (Unpublished)


A musical study of time stretching. The final four bars of J.S. Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" are subjected to a process of time stretching. In filmmaking, a common technique used to slow down a section of film is to duplicate each frame several times. Joy uses a similar approach, but with overlapping "frames" of three quavers: the first three quavers are repeated, followed by repetitions of quavers two to four, and so on, moving through the material a quaver at a time. The result is a seamless expansion of the time frame of the original source.

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ID Code: 13181
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Additional Information: This entry is a musical score.
Keywords: time stretching, J, S, Bach, experimental music, process music, minimalism, post, minimalism, open form music, appropriation, sampling
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Musicology and Ethnomusicology (190409)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 Robert A. Davidson
Deposited On: 28 Mar 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:57

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