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Yes and No, For 22 Solo Strings

by Liam Carey

Liam Carey is composer of contemporary classical music based in Liverpool, UK. His work deals with perceptual processes in a way that derives influences from minimalism and spectralism.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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A number of theories have been put forward to explain the phenomenon of harmonic consonance and dissonance. Two prominent examples include Jean-Philippe Rameau's theory of the fundamental bass (Treatise on Harmony, 1722), that is the idea that any group of notes belonging to the same harmonic series will be heard as being harmonically consonant, and also Hermann von Helmholtz's theory of roughness (On the Sensation of Tone, 1863), which argues that two very close frequencies cause an unpleasant beating sensation as their waveforms interact. However, Ernst Terhardt argues that musical consonance is not one or other of these perceptual processes but both, and that they work together as part of two component concept (The Concept of Musical Consonance: A Link between Music and Psychoacoustics, 1984). If Terhardt is correct this leaves the harmonic series in a a contradictory position: extended chords created from it will be both consonant as they are harmonically related, but will also be dissonant as the higher intervals of the harmonic series become increasingly smaller and have audible roughness. This piece consists almost solely of a single 22-note chord made up of the first 22 pitches of a harmonic series based on a low C. The aim of the piece is to play with this contradictory nature of this chord – at one moment sounding highly consonant, the next highly dissonant, and then fusing the two together to create a sonority which is an ambiguous combination of both at the same time.

Recorded and mixed by the composer, 2017.

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