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Sound America

 Our friend Carol Robinson talks with the composer Tom Johnson about "monophonic composition"

on the blog "Sound America"

CR: Going back to Rational Melody No. 3, the process can be described in digits as:
1 12 123 1234 etc.
...and then you go backwards. You like to go forwards and backwards?
TJ: Yes sure, turn around and go back.
CR: The transpositions are part of the sequence, and as well as retrograde?
TJ: One thing would be:
123 234 345 456 567
That’s obvious.
CR: Do you also use inversions a lot?
TJ: Oh yes, I could do:
123 321 234 432 345 543
That’s very obvious too.

à signaler également le livre (en français) de conversations entre Bernard Girard et Tom Johnson paru l'année dernière aux éditions "Coll. Musiques XX-XXI siècles"

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