JUST OF TEMPERAMENT (2018)

 
 
/* notae technico-hyleticae */
conceived as an antiphonal duet between a bassoon and proportional transformations of its sounds, “just of temperament” explores the relationship of tones “natural” to that instrument to those of one of its most “unnatural” emblematic tunes - i.e. the opening melody of stravinsky's _rite of spring_. in counterpoint to the (s)lowest pitch playable by the bassoon, eventually presented with its “natural” harmonics, the tune is progressively realized through time-stretched and pitch-shifted versions of the bassoonist's first note, which is captured at the outset for this purpose.
/* realization above made on a tenor saxophone */