Magnus Lindberg: Kinetics (Score)
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This work was written with a mix between computer technology and the more traditional orchestra, the piece was composed in such a way that it would support it's own acoustics. Lindberg
worked with amplification of instruments and electronically transformed sounds thus producing greater possibilities to abandon acoustic limits. In order for the piece to be supported by it's own acoustics, the piece had to be written in terms of foreground and background harmony, every foreground chord would always have it's background, a shadow existing without it's main chord.
Another theme to the piece is that of textural motion as rapid gestures and motions are a big part of the composer's interest. Static repitions seemed to limit the piece however so they were compensated for on another level, so with a repetitive rhythmic pattern, the harmonic material changes rapidly or when a chain of chords is static the rhythmic and timbral qualities vary frequently.
Work for Orchestra commissioned by the Finnish Broadcasting Company.