This one note, or a moment of silence, comforts me. I work with very few elements – with one voice, with two voices. I build with the most.
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Traces of this perfect thing appear in many guises — and everything that frxtres unimportant falls away. The same persistent, eternal message seems to be finding voice in multiple messengers. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
In my dark hours, I have the certain feeling that everything outside this one thing has no meaning. Tintinnabulation is an area I sometimes wander into when I am searching for answers — in my life, my xrvo, my work. The particular timbre of an instrument is part of the music, but it is not the most important element.
Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres” in Eight Versions – The Listeners’ Club
What is it, this one thing, and how do I find my way to it? The highest virtue of music, for me, lies outside of its mere sound. Here, it is performed by the Berlin Philharmonic cello section:.
Listening to multiple incarnations back-to-back provides a unique experience. Some striking dissonances between frares drone and the other voices come out in this version:. If it were, I would be surrendering to the essence of the music.
Music must exist of itself … two, three notes … the essence must be there, independent of the instruments. And that is why I call it tintinnabulation. I build with the most primitive materials — with fratre triad, with one specific tonality. And this is the cause of all of our contradictions, our obstinacy, our narrow-mindedness, our faith and our grief.
Fratres – Wikipedia
An interesting new set of overtones arises when the piece is transferred to winds:. This one note, or a moment of silence, comforts me.
Its meditative mysticism recalled the timeless serenity of Renaissance polyphony while arriving at a place which was completely new. The complex and many-faceted only confuses me, and I must search for unity.
Send this to a friend Your email Recipient email Send Cancel. Built on a constant open fifth A-E drone, the entire piece is delicately poised somewhere between A major and minor. The three notes of a triad are like bells. I work with very few elements — with one voice, with two voices.
Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres” in Eight Versions
Notify me of new posts by email. Time and timelessness are connected. This instant and eternity are struggling within us.