George Crumb. Makrokosmos I, for amplified piano. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Makrokosmos I -IV on Discogs. George Crumb’s Makrokosmos pieces for amplified piano were created during an especially fertile period of his compositional career. Crumb had received the.

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This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat She creates translucent harmonics by lightly touching nodal points on the strings. The blurry washes of sound throughout result from strategic use of the damper and sostenuto pedals, and all three pedals are used to create myriad gradations of color. While the DVD vividly captures the sonic nuances of the concert hall, our eyes get a special play-by-play perspective.

George Crumb – Makrokosmos

Interested listeners will find the significance in the other titles, which reveal a rich and unique, personal universe. He made the appearance makrokowmos his scores into works of art, creating a spiral bar line style for some of the movements, and they are beautiful to look at. What better way to start a work of music than with a piece entitled Primeval Sounds?

Both Makrokosmos volumes are divided into twelve movements, one movement for each sign of the Babylonian zodiac. Crumb had received the Pulitzer Prize for Music before turning 40and he produced a series of masterpieces in rapid succession: Yes, a long neck, a proud look, a fantastic hairdo! Morning Music Genesis II [2: Would you comment on notation in general? Rain-Death Variations Pisces F. I want to express my appreciation to Mr.


By the way, the Crumb video is currently in my Netflix queue so I can watch it all again. Added to these techniques are various vocal effects such as whistling warbling and theremin-likeshouting, whispering and moaning to further extend the sound-world. Crumb has stated that the two volumes form a sequence of 24 fantasy-pieces. Your calligraphy and careful notation have occasioned much commentary over the years.

As is well known, many of his works call for theatrical actions from the players. Yes, and this was just part 1 of Volume 1and the rest of the set is just as varied; madly changing appearance, in a hall of mirrors of timbres and whimsical ideas, carefully executed by Margaret Leng Tan. By the time this work was started, Crumb had already been in the international spotlight, winning awards for his compositions, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Guggenheim, and the Rockefeller.

This may seem a mighty task, but solely the honest intention of achieving something like that is bound to reach far, and far he has reached. Award-winning filmmaker Evans Chan has captured the many facets of Ms. The extended sound-world of the piano called upon in order to perform Makrokosmos includes techniques such as glissandi on the strings, production of harmonics, percussion on crossbeams makrokkosmos the soundboard, pizzicato, the use of a wire brush, the use of a light metal chain, some paper to produce a metallic buzz, thimbles, glass tumblers, arm clusters as well as detailed use of the sustaining and sostenuto pedals, particularly in sustaining groups of notes silently and activating those particular notes through strumming or invoking an eerie resonance at the ccrumb of the piano.


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Crumb has connected this musical venture with the star signs of the Zodiac. The palette of traditional pianistic colors — those produced by playing on the keyboard as usual — is enriched by traversing the entire pitch range of the instrument, using special pedal effects, and exploiting an extraordinarily wide dynamic range amplification makes possible not only tremendously loud sounds, but also helps us to hear extremely soft ones.

Dream Images Love-Death Music [4: Crumb has designed the last of the four parts of the three divisions of the two sections as a symbol, thus makrokossmos Volume 1 presenting piece number 4 as a cross, number 8 as circle and number 12 as a spiral. The DVD version should be available again in several months.


Works for Piano, Vol. The Complete Piano Music. At one stage in the genesis of MakrokosmosCrumb had planned three volumes, each with nine pieces plus an Epilogue.

Three of the pieces bear an epigraph: This music is new and old; a remembrance crrumb past eras in this new rippling of fast moving fingers up and down the keyboard! It was completed in April This music is new and old; a remembrance of past eras in this new rippling of fast moving fingers up and down the keyboard!