Michael Thieke

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PublisherLateral Addition2017
The Pitch “A framework of understanding.” The pitch is a playing field. Four players trying to pitch something, an idea, a sound. A tone of definite frequency. The Pitch is a co-sharing of musical space, of certain parameters, limitations and an instrumental awkwardness collectively carried into brightness. Working out simple ideas to see how far we can take them. How long we can play them. How often we can handle them. Modes of interaction, rules of engagement, aesthetic agreements, instrumental limitations. Reducing material until we’ve reached the core. Initiative, shared intuition, collective composition, instrumentation. Bass harmonics doubling the clarinet, vibraphone rounding out the harmona, sine tones combining instrumental forces. The harmona is missing pitches. Playing such an archaic, flawed ...

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