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Harp - Advanced
Pour Harpe. Composed by Alain Louvier. Collection Anne Ricquebourg. Full score (study). With Standard notation. Composed March 2 2009. Duration 6 minutes. Gerard Billaudot Editeur #574-00846. Published by Gerard Billaudot Editeur (PR.574008460).
Item Number: PR.574008460
The title alludes to the fractal theory concerpt of strong attractors, and to the title of a 1992 cello piece by Tristan Murail. No such mathematical background here, just the choice of a chord consisting of superimposed sixths and acting as a harmonic beacon in the medium register of the harp, five strings of which are tuned down a 1/4 of a tone: D.B.G.E.C. With pedal-work doing the rest, the short piece paces up and down 15 strange non-tempered pitches, strange because they sound foreign to our 12 familiar half- tones, going from flats to sharps, contrasting with the other strings or creating strange 1/4-tone or 3/4-tone modes... [NB: The word Harpenteur playfully combines two French words: harpe (harp) et arpenteur (to pace up and down, to measure)].
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