X Y Z CHAMBER MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR VIOLIN, VIOLONCELLO, DOUBLE BASS, MARIMBA, AND PERCUSSION
Davis, Joshua Clinton
This work features multiple meters sounding simultaneously and a harmonic scheme limited to four four-part interval collections. Each of the four interval collections sounds alone for severaL phrases before moving to another collection and before later sounding simultaneously with another collection. The pitch content of each interval collections is a major triad joined by one non-triadic pitch. The index of interval content for each of the four harmonic collections governs consistency throughout the work. A detailed formal scheme of the entire work outlining harmony, meter, and density of melodic activity was created before specific pitches and rhythms were composed. This scheme balanced the sequence of harmony, meter, and melodic density with varying levels of change that reflect duration considerations inspired by Fibonnacci's Golden Ratio.