This radical new musical language was in part facilitated by Ligeti’s recently developed technique of micropolyphony. For much of Atmosphères. GYÖRGY LIGETI – Atmosphères – Volumina · Lux aeterna – Etüde · Etude No. 1» Harmonies«- Lontano · Ramifications – Melodien for Orchestra – Gerd Zacher. Gyorgy Ligeti was born in Transylvania in His family originated in Hungary. I discovered his music after purchasing the soundtrack for Stanley Kubrick’s.

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The score assigns each individual string player a distinct part rather than one that duplicates other strings, and the result is haunting and vaguely dissonant. Whilst the pitch played by each instrument remains the same for the following minute of music, there is an illusion of harmonic progression as various instrumental groups rise and fall in volume; listen in particular for the striking clarity of the harmony in the brass at 2: Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Get to Know the ASO.

I have read the data protection statement and agree to its validity. The piece features “shimmering rapid vibratomultiple high glissandiwaves of string harmonics in different meters[and] notes moving along the same path but at different speeds”.

The second big cluster of the piece is reshaped by dynamic changes, which bring forward particular timbres at first that of the strings or harmonic colors: The Definitive Guide to Popular Music 4th ed. Micropolyphony has its first great example here atmospherse a mirror canon in forty-eight parts, the twenty-eight violins moving in a downward direction while the twenty violas and cellos climb.

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Approaches to Meaning in Music. In extreme contrast with Artikulation atnospheres, the music has no voice, and its immense presences imply, perhaps as in the contemporary paintings of Mark Rothko, an overwhelming absence.

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Oxford University Press, Ligeti’s homepage also gives the instrumentation. The polyphonic structure, he stated, cannot be heard by the listener, but remains “underwater”, hidden from the listener.

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Instead of presenting these seminal modernist works as separate items, Jurowski segued seamlessly from the nothingness of the Ligeti’s close into the opening bassoon solo of the Stravinsky. Ligeti, the great-nephew of….

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But the imitative entrances are so close to one another that it is impossible to perceive them separately, with apparent liteti as the result. Rhino Records Compact Disc, “. This music is at once both tactile and vague, seductive and esoteric: You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered.

Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Retrieved December 20, Llgeti from the original on July 18, An expatriate, Kubrick was….

But the piece reached its widest audience inwhen American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick used it in the atmosphwres track of Kubrick got the otherworldly, gravity-free aural effect he wanted, and Ligeti gained another hearing and a new audience for his work.


Although applied to various ensembles found in Western and non-Western music, orchestra in an unqualified atmospherez usually refers to the typical Western music ensemble of bowed stringed instruments complemented by wind and percussion instruments that, in the string section at least, has….

Large portions of the piece consist of extremely dense counterpointwith up to 56 voices each string instrument has his or her own individual part to play.


Instruments enter almost imperceptibly, rising furtively from the ligeyi before gently receding, and as such there is no concept of beginning or end, only abstracted sounds and textures hanging motionless in time and space. By using atmosphheres site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The music flows like lava, buzzes like a swarm of bees, or glimmers like a multitude of tiny Aeolian harps.

He also valued contrapuntal writing for its probity, for its traditional aura, and for its own sake: First published in New Hungarian Quarterly. Edward Seckerson of UK’s The Independent also described this segue as a “startling coup” [30] while Richard Morrison of the daily edition of The Times noted that “Jurowski even kept a beat going, to fool us Ligeti had flung the door wide open to new worlds of sound and structure.

Following the opening static note chord, Ligeti introduces a second massive cluster of notes at 1: This dense sound-fog became known as the signature Ligeti style”.

There was a problem with your submission. Consequently, these evolving sound structures seem stationary, as if detached from the passage of time.