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"Dance" from editEdmaSTer

 

"Dance" is another movement of a larger work for orchestra entitled editEdmaSTer, a semi-autobiographical work.

 
I wrote "Dance" in three days while taking a weekend of rest in Palm Springs. But the scoring took another 3 months.
 
The idea for this piece had been floating around in my head for weeks. It is entirely based on 2 separate chord patterns and a rhythm pattern. Each chord pattern consists of only two chords. There is a tonal version and an atonal version of each pattern. The rhythm pattern is used in all four variations: original, retrograde, inversion, and retrograde inversion.
 
The only thing that surprised me was that the piece was in a traditional scherzo (a-b-a) form. The ending coda is pure Hollywood.

Richard Audd

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