for improvisers orchestra
Score and Parts
Explanatory texts in English and Italian
size cm 23,5×31, paperback
- In figurative art, a texture is an image made up of the more or less ordered repetition of one or more graphic elements.
- Repetition is precisely the characterising element of 3Textures.. The overlapping of patterns – repetitive phrases presented by individual musicians – creates a chaotic sound texture as a whole, but ordered if broken down into its individual parts. The polyrhythms developed by the musicians are the main compositional tool through which to generate the effect of the apparently chaotic “bubbling” on which all the work is based.
- The three parts into which the composition is divided are each based on a different polyrhythm, in which the basic rhythmic unit becomes smaller as the piece progresses:
- Part I, polyrhythm between quarters and quarter triplets; Part 2, octave-based polymetry;Part 3, sixteenth-based polymetry.
- Elements of jazz, rock andfree improvisationare mixed with the aesthetics of minimalist music to generate atmospheres that are sometimes dense and tense, sometimes relaxed and rarefied.
- The goal of3Textures is the exploration of the order / chaos dualism. If the three parts of the piece can be considered quasi-static macro-areas without a complex formal development, the internal details that compose them are in continuous movement thanks to the different overlapping possibilities that create the patterns repeated cyclically by the musicians.
- The score presented here includes 13 musicians, but it can be easily reduced or extended for different ensembles by extrapolating the main patterns.
You can listen to the entire composition at the link https://pietratonale.bandcamp.com/album/3-textures-studio-live.
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Paolo Possidente, drummer, composer and sound artist, lives in Turin and plays in Italy and Europe. He has played and plays as a drummer in various projects and formations in Italy and in Europe. He has been developing and deepening musical composition and sound-artist activity for some time. He has been developing and deepening musical composition and sound-artist activity for some time. His compositions avoid academics and clichés related to belonging to single musical genres, they include research on elements and techniques of improvisation and timbres, an exploration of hybrid sounds in which the acoustic / electronic relationship is questioned.