25 years after Grisey’s own ‘Partiels,’ all that the self-styled specialists in ‘ Modulations’ for 33 musicians comes next, then ‘Transitoires’ for large orchestra. Stream Gérard Grisey – Modulations by Ens. intercontemporain from desktop or your mobile device. Gérard Grisey was a twentieth-century French composer of contemporary classical music. Les espaces acoustiques – IV – Modulations, for orchestra ( –77); Sortie vers la lumière du jour, for electric organ and 14 musicians ( ).

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They have applied to time the proportions identical to those one finds in spatial concepts: In the conclusions, there are specific references to aspects observed in the cycle, but also comments on the difficulties and possibilities presented throughout moduations research. Everything is in motion.

Modulations — SMCQ

The cycle comprises the following pieces: University of California Press, Prologuefor solo viola 2. Twentieth century composers, like those of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, have speculated considerably about durations. Fineberg also mentions that a shared characteristic among the spectralists is the consideration of music as sound, the practice of composition as the sculpture of sound in time 3.

For Grisey, this is a music that deals with changes, with the thresholds of perception moduoations one sound and the other. Modualtions to main content. During the same year, Grisey went to Berlin as a guest of the D. IL Carnevale di Venezia Clarinet with orchestra. Retrieved from ” https: The filter is removed, time is drawn apart, the spectra explode into 55 overtones, and true spectral polyphony runs the gamut of the tonal space.


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It is a cycle of pieces composed in eleven yearsthus representing different moments in the development of his compositional language. In addition to their immediate predecessors, like Olivier Messiaen and Karlheinz Stockhausenthe spectralists have important predecessors in the history of music. Modulationsfor thirty-three musicians 5. Some items to consider Brahms Symphony 4 Dvorak Symphony griset.

He studied at the Trossingen Conservatory in Germany from to Anon. The faster moving contrasts of the second half of Transitoires and a return to a solo viola section sets us up for Epiloguethe only piece of the cycle not playable separately as it acts as a conclusion to Transitoires.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Follow us on Twitter. In addition, he was fascinated by musical processes which unfold slowly, and he made musical time a major element of many of his pieces. Performed with remarkable skill and very well recorded — indeed, with a suitably spacious perspective, this is a valuable document of some significant 20 th century music. The importance of this cycle as a reference in spectral music and a key work for the comprehension of some of the technical devices created by Grisey is commented by the composer: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


This approach to composition was later called spectralism by the composer and philosopher Hugues Dufourt b. Views Read Edit View history.

He expressed the opinion that: According to Tom Service”His achievement has often been reduced to yet another of new music’s fetishistic labels, “spectralism” — a category that Grisey had rejected by the end of his life. You can also use this FreeFind but it is not so comprehensive.

Gérard Grisey

Nonetheless, he spent much of his career exploring the spectrum of tone colour between harmonic overtones and noise. The analysis of sonograms of the brass instruments and their mutes enabled me to reconstitute their timbres synthetically or, to the contrary, distort them. Daniel Paes de Barros.

How acute the senses that modulqtions be able to perceive them! Barros 2 binomials Jean-Claude Rissetand also stochastic procedures: Partielsfor eighteen musicians 4. Grisey commented the composition of the other pieces of the cycle: The form of this piece is the very story of the sounds that compose it.