Chromatic Windows (2016)

Chromatic Windows (2016)

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An exercise in perceived musical symmetry.

Inspired by Ellsworth Kelly's Museum of Modern Art Paris, I am using a series of 6 colors in sequence across all panels of the 12 window frames of the east facade of the Oak Park Library as a musical metaphor: There are 12 windows (chromatic scale), and each window set has a unique group of 2, 3 or 4 panels (duple/triple meters).

Here is the musical equivalent of this process: a row of 6 notes (marked with slurs) mapped across a varied rhythm.

What it sounds like scored for clarinet, bassoon, and a double-bass playing the six notes in whole notes:

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