Edgar Varèse wrote Density for solo flute in January , at the request of the flautist Georges Barrère, who, with this piece, inaugurated his platinum flute. Varèse, born in Paris in , received his earliest training in France but was The concert opened with Varèse’s most familiar work, “Density ,” a brief flute . Edgard Varèse’s Density for unaccompanied flute was composed in ( revised in ) at the request of George Barrère for the première of his new.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A Case Study in Interpretation: Why might this be and is it the fault of the composition or the interpretation? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. dendity

The three-note chromatic ascent is transposed to begin on Db and the notes that fall on the downbeats are: In comparison to other scores of its time, one of the interesting things about Density From the second beat of bar 56 until the end, however, the piece uses an interval-2 cycle, C2, which still produces tritones, but partitions them differently. Innovative Ideas densit Performance and Pedagogy.


This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Varese indicates a strict pulse with no prescribed character — that seems a bit like a description of a machine — consistant motion and no affect. This is divided into two trichords: And here, in the last two notes of Density The piece uses interval cycles”inherently non- diatonic symmetrical elements.

Interpretation and Analysis See Part 1 here. Therefore, in order to understand why the meter suddenly becomes emphasized at m. Db, Db, D, D. George Perle analyses the piece both harmonically and motivicallyand describes its background structure. Notify me of new comments via email.

Defined by 211.5 head motif and its repetition in bar 3, is “characterized by its relative dendity content a three-note segment of the semitonal scaleby its interval order—down a half step and up a eensity step—and by its rhythm two sixteenth-notes on the beat followed by a tied eighth-note.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Similarly, the uneven back-and-forth between duple and triple subdivisions vsrese any sense of rhythmic consistency at levels faster than the quarter note. Retrieved from ” https: Post was not sent – check your email addresses! The flute was manufactured by Haynes Flutes. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Email Address never made public.


Thus regristral placement is taken into consideration, creating pitches rather than pitch classes. This site uses cookies. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Density – Wikipedia

Innovative Ideas in Performance and Pedagogy IPAP a collaborative blog inspiring the next generation of musicians through explorations into creativity, denzity, holistic thinking and posts specifically for flutists. AnalysisDensity Come back for part 3.

Formallyhe says, the piece consists of two parts of nearly equal length, the end of the first section being bars 24—28 p. An important change happens beginning with m.

Density 21.5, for flute solo

This is what the composition is about ” p. This three-note ascent is varied and restated in 3 — 4. Webarchive template wayback links Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from December Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment vaeese Although I would like to focus primarily on rhythmic details, one of the strengths of Density