Pendulum New Music

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Pendulum New Music Vision

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Creating a supportive community for CU composers.
Bringing new music into contemporary everyday life.
Encouraging diversity through music/ innovating the use of technology in art. Raising the standard of excellence in presenting new music.
Making Boulder a destination for new music through both live and online concert experiences.


This piece is a study of one of Messiaen's modes of limited transposition, a chromatic scale with three pitches forming an augmented triad removed, and I establish a tonic-dominant relationship between the scale and its augmented triad complement. The piece follows an ABA form, with the A section staying firmly in one transposition of the mode, while the B section moves to other transpositions through common tones, which are played as an upwards pentatonic gesture.