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James Tenney, Larry Polansky, and Lauren Pratt

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038723

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038723.001.0001

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About Changes: Sixty-Four Studies for Six Harps

About Changes: Sixty-Four Studies for Six Harps

(1987)

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(p.327) Chapter 15 About Changes: Sixty-Four Studies for Six Harps
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From Scratch
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James Tenney

, Larry Polansky, Lauren Pratt, Robert Wannamaker, Michael Winter
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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038723.003.0015

In his 1987 essay Changes: Sixty-Four Studies for Six Harps, James Tenney explains his intentions in this work with respect to harmony. First, he wanted to investigate the new harmonic resources that have become available through the concept of “harmonic space” much more thoroughly than he had in any earlier work. Second, he wanted to study these harmonic resources within a formal context that would clearly demonstrate certain theoretical ideas and compositional methods already developed in his computer music of the early 1960s. Tenney also discusses harmonic procedures that to determine a set of available pitch classes before the actual pitches are selected, along with the hierarchical (or holarchical), recursive character of the program for segments and clangs.

Keywords:   harp, James Tenney, harmonic resources, harmonic space, compositional method, pitch classes, pitch, segment, clang, harmony

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