Intermedio
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Four Harmonies

Four Harmonies

2013
Intermedio (Justin West)

A harmony is a relationship. There are four harmonies in this piece: the musical harmony of pitches, the spacial harmony of the sound, the visual harmony of the objects.  The participants create the fourth harmony by walking through the space: their location within the first three harmonies.  The music is a continuous progression four chord progression distributed across 21 speakers.  Each speaker produces one tone of the chord of the progression. Over time, the speakers produce arpeggiations and harmonizations of their tone.  The locations of the tones shift speakers, changing the shape of the harmony within the soundfield.  Participants are encourages to explore the musical shapes as they transform.