Sample Project

This sample project for Expressionism is not intended to be a complete set of directions on how to do the assignment. Its purpose is to provide some information on how to approach the task. The sample project given is not necessarily complete, and there are many ways to arrive at the end product. Do not use any of the choices found below.

  1. Begin by examining the cell. In this case, the interval vector will be [101100]. There are two basic cells which contain the intervals m2, m3, and M3 (the pitches are chosen at random).

  2. Transpose these two sets to new pitches. Iin this case, each was transposed three times, both up and down, with the intervals in the original cell (m2, m3, and M3). There are 14 sets generated for this piece.

  3. Choose how to distribute the 14 sets in the form of a diagram.

    1. cell2. up m21. down m22. down m21. up m21. up M31. down M3
    2. up M31. down m32. down m31. up m32. up m32. down M32. cell

  4. Distribute the pitches in approximate relation to occurance. The pitches may be presented in any order, in any octave, and either melodically or harmonically.

  5. Add a variety of registers, rhythms, and meters.

  6. Complete the project with tempo (given with a metronome marking), mood (given with descriptive words), dynamics, and articulations.

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