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and Nanorhythms (excerpt).pdf
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"Drones and Nanorhythms" was composed in December
of 2000 for the Solaris
wind quintet in
residence at the University of Akron. All three
movements use a remarkably simple harmonic
language whose main characteristic is a slow
harmonic rhythm, often with either a pedal-tone or
ostinato in the accompaniment, tri-tonal and
stepwise modulations, and thematic material which
is largely built around the perfect 5th and is at
times highly ornate. The opening movement, "Drones
and Nanorhythms" (in C) - from which the work gets
its name - is in a fast tempo but with a slow
introduction which is composed in an
pseudo-improvisatory manner utilizing idioms heard
in the music of the Balkans. The middle movement,
"Quintessence" (in Eb), features the English Horn
in place of the Oboe and is built around a simple
recurring theme set in a cumulative texture. The
finale, "Joy-ride" (in C), is a fast movement with
a slower interior which brings back some of the
ethnic flavor of the opening movement.
I. Drones and Nanorhythms
Total duration of the work is 12 minutes.
second CD "American Quintets II" by Capsone Records. (CPS-8723)
featuring Resanovic's "Drones and Nanorhythms" was
released during the last week of August - summer
Other Resanovic works for Wind