Improvisation

Sometimes my own excitement gets the better of me.  I say that because the last post was of the brilliant organ at Rice University.  If you follow the numbers though, I went from Evening Improvisation 5 to Evening Improvisation 7.  And here is the 6th Evening Improvisation from St. Paul’s Monastery in Pittsburgh.

I have mentioned in previous posts that I find it wonderfully challenging to improvise on a single sound for as long as possible – liturgically, it can be fairly doable.  This video contains three individual improvisations, something akin to movements using three different timbral combinations.  I originally was going to use them separately but I recorded them at the same time and felt that they made a nice suite.  Here’s the order:

I. Mutations

II. Flutes (2:13)

III. Reeds (5:13)

 

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