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Tangents (2021)

Tangents (2021) 15′

For Partch instruments: mezzo-soprano, adapted viola, chromelodeon, diamond marimba, adapted guitar III & harmonic canon

premier: Ensemble Scordatura
21 August 2021

commission: ensemble Scordatura

A composition by Merijn Bisschops for Partch instruments. Tangents is reminiscent of last century 60s/70s underground music. At that time a great deal of avant-garde bands were able to make some truly remarkable music, without having perfect tonal tuning as their primary concern. Through its ritualistic repetition, elusive structure and a somewhat sultry microtonality, Tangents is an ensorcelling piece of music.