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Re[2]: Ravel as a looper

     Although it is not western classical; african pigmees music is based 
     on repetition of diferent patterns at the same time in a very "pure" 
     Miguel Barella

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Assunto: Re: Ravel as a looper
Autor:  Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com na INTERNET
Data:    07/05/1997 9:26

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Hey, lets keep these threads going! The list has swerved way into 
gear-nerdism lately; and this is a welcome relief. What are some other 
parallels in western classical music? I admit to being fairly ignorant 
about much beyond the obvious pieces everyone listens to in music 
appreciation classes. Could one of you guys give us a little tour of the 
uses of repetition-as-compositional device in classical genres? I'd be 
At 6:56 PM -0700 5/6/97, Carlos Carrillo wrote: 
>I believe that the work you are eluding to
>is the well known orchestral piece Bolero. 
>This piece does indeed make use of repetition, but I think Ravel meant 
>it more as an exposition of orchestral timbre,
>since the emphasis is largely placed on the shifting tonal colors 
>provided by the different harmonies and combinations of solo and 
>ensemble instruments.
> Repetition is not the intended focus of this particular work. Harmonic, 
>and dynamic movement are the primary forces at work. 
>Carlos R. Carrillo
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