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WORK IN PROGRESS

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CHROMATIC CONGRUENCE

TRIO 2019

The music is shaped into a number of movements that can be put together in different ways. Each ensamble that will perform the work is free to make its own set up of these movements and may also deselect or repeat optional movements. Harmony is based on two musical materials. One that moves in a solid key, where melody and rhythm drives the music forward. And one that constantly shifts key. These two materials are well defind and they also go into each other and create new congruent materials. The structure can be resembled as a staircase where the music alternates between moving up, moving down or temporarily stopping on a ledge. A constant harmonic progression coherent by the structure it emanates from.



The music consists of a number of movements that can be put together in different ways. Each choir that will perform the work is free to make its own set up of these movements and may also deselect or repeat optional movements. Harmony is based on two musical materials. One that moves in a solid key, where melody and rhythm drives the music forward. And one that constantly shifts key. These two materials are presented in their original form, but they also go into each other and create new congruent materials. The structure can be resembled as a staircase where the music alternates between moving up, moving down or temporarily stopping on a ledge. A constant harmonic progression coherent by the structure it emanates from.



The premiere of the first parts of Chromatic Congruence Choir, commissioned by the Rilke-ensemble, was premiered at Örgryte nya kyrka November 24, 2018. The concert host was the "Harry Martinson Society" The lyics is three famous poems by Nobel laureate Harry Martinson.


More parts is in progress and all will be performed April 2019.  The score is avalible at

Chromatic Congruence Piano 2018  Computer simulation

Chromatic Congruence Piano 2018  Computer simulation

CHROMATIC CONGRUENCE

The idea of the project is to find new ways to use major/minor harmony by creating new chord progressions within it.

A technique that allows highly improvisational and at the same time builds on a solid structure that continuously drives harmony. The chord progression has no final chords, It is a progressive harmonic structure that constantly shifts key and yet escapes the classical chord progressions that are usually associated with the concept of functional harmony. Ground notes are always temporary and elusive. It is the movement between the different keys that are fundamental in the structure. Accordingly it is possible to work with different types of chords depending on the results you want. Right now, I'm working with a four note chord that moves chromatically by constantly changing the inversion to make a smooth transition into the following key. The idea of looking at the different steps of this sequence as keys instead of chords is that each key also contains all the other notes that belongs to it.


The conclusion of the project:

The various musical materials generated during the work will result in a collection of music pieces under the umbrella term Chromatic Congruence.

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