Dane Rudhyar: Piano Works
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL372     Release Date: 2012-02-15
Marcia Mikulak, piano

In a program note written in 1976, Dane Rudhyar succinctly states his compositional philosophy in these terms: “My music is essentially the exteriorization of inner experiences and states of consciousness and feelings. It is subjective rather than the development of objective and intellectually analyzable patterns conditioned by our culture. My music does not stress what is technically called the ‘development’ of themes or formally repetitive patterns of notes. Its principle of organization is derived from the flow of life itself rather from traditional forms and patterns dictated either by the old tonality or by Schoenberg’s ‘twelve-tone’ system of composition. The music seeks to induce in the hearer psychic processes of change, and at times to break down emotional crystallizations. I have spoken of it as a ‘music of speech’ to distinguish it from most of our Western music whose rhythmic patterns are essentially physical, because rooted in dance-forms. It is a speech whose components are not words with an intellectual or descriptive meaning, but tones whose quality is non-rational, yet which can evoke a higher realm of meaning and intent. The hearer should concentrate on the tones themselves as they flow and merge into each other. The holistic resonance of the piano tones should be allowed to vibrate within one’s consciousness and to stimulate a deeper experience of inner living and psychic transformation.”


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Track Listing

Tetragram: No. 4, "Adolescence"
Dane Rudhyar
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Tetragram: No. 5, "Solitude"
Dane Rudhyar
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Transmutation: I. -
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Transmutation: II. -
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Transmutation: III. -
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Transmutation: IV. -
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Transmutation: V. -
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Transmutation: VI. -
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Transmutation: VII. -
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