Audio counterpoint in recognition of two 80th birthday years.
How would the photograph below sound, if the composers were substituted with their music?
Glass Reich 80 12 18
Steve Reich and Musicians: Music for 18 Musicians (1974-1976), Sections VIII, II, IIIA, IIIB, X
The Philip Glass Ensemble: Music in Twelve Parts (1971-1974), Part 1
All of the music heard here is in the key of F-sharp natural minor. By placing them in a chance situation, I’ve introduced an irrational element to two compositions which are each rigorously ordered, and yet the eddying combination of their shared pitches has an eerie, reinforcing, unifying effect. While Twelve is set at a slightly lower output level than 18 relative to the original Nonesuch recordings, there is no other mixing. All tracks are complete, at original pitch and otherwise unaltered.
I do not own the copyright of the works presented here. I am claiming fair use.
Photo credit: The Wall Street Journal