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Tom Johnson . Samuel Vriezen
The Chord Catalogue
. Within Fourths/Within fifths
Johnson, Samuel Vriezen
Samuel Vriezen (piano)
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The Chord Catalogue: all 8178 two- to thirteen-note chords
possible within one octave.
progressions in one to five voices of all possible combinations of
notes with each voice being limited to three steps, a perfect fourth
apart from the neighboring voices (Within
Fourths) or to four steps, a perfect fifth apart from the
neighboring voices (Within
I like to think of The
as a sort of natural phenomenon – something which has always
present in the ordinary musical scale, and which I simply observed,
rather than invented. It is not so much a composition as simply a list.
is dedicated to Tom Johnson, composer of many beautiful chord
enumeration pieces to which my piece is very much indebted, in
gratitude for his inspiring and fun musical explorations.