Phrases

from the opening of Phrases showing the mix of technique and movement.

 

 

Phrases synthesises all nine Slonimsky patterns in turn, and then projects the resulting pitch collection on to the ‘play’ of a white noise fractal. From this, a sequence of phrases is generated that allow the different Slonimksy patterns to form a dynamic musical continuum, similar in effect to the phrase structure found in human speech patterns. These phrases play (for the first time in these studies) across
the whole compass of the cello and include devices such as tremolo, harmonics,glissando and portamento.