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Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Atmospheres exemplifies much of Ligeti’s theory suspending harmony in favor of sustained sounds. Retrieved December 20, The piece opens with a “fully chromatic cluster covering more than five octavesheld by strings and soft woodwinds “, out of which various groups of instruments drop out successively, followed by various “strands of sonic fabric” reenter the composition, first white notes then black notes along with shifts in timbre and duration afmospheres notes which drive the piece forward.

But the piece reached its widest audience inwhen American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick used it in the sound track of Internet URLs are the best. Good to hear from you old mate. Keep Exploring Britannica Clint Eastwood.

In an essay titled “Metamorphoses atmosphetes Musical Form”, [19] Ligeti developed the concept of musical “permeability” according to which a musical structure is “permeable” if it allows a free choice of intervals and “impermeable” if not.

Thank you for your feedback. Rather the listener hears an all but motionless series of sound evolutions unfolding at various moments”. All Music Guide to Classical Music: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kubrick got the otherworldly, gravity-free aural effect he wanted, and Ligeti gained another hearing and a new audience for his work.

Ligeti’s homepage also gives the instrumentation. Hi Peter, glad to see you’ve discovered Oxnard, CA’s best kep secret! Really love what she’s doing with the orchestra.

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It gained further exposure after being used in Stanley Kubrick’s film The polyphonic atmoslheres, he stated, cannot be heard by the listener, but remains “underwater”, hidden from the listener. After Apparitionsit was the second piece Ligeti wrote to exploit what he called a ” micropolyphonic ” texture.

Although applied to various ensembles found in Western and non-Western music, orchestra in an unqualified sense usually refers to the typical Western music ensemble of bowed stringed instruments complemented by wind and percussion instruments that, in the string section at least, has…. The Definitive Guide to Classical Music. Gigantic clusters of chords hover in a stasis that negates familiar signposts of harmony and pulse.

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György Ligeti: Atmosphères

The Definitive Guide to Popular Music 4th ed. Some idea of how revolutionary his ligetk was may be gained from a glance at the study score: This was told to me by a music connoisseur and I believe it and remember noticing when hearing the orchestral version. The piece features “shimmering rapid vibratomultiple high glissandiwaves of string harmonics in different meters[and] notes moving along the same path but at different speeds”.

Retrieved 18 November At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. To be able to use Universal Edition in full range, we recommend activating Javascript in your browser. Sustained chords build tension through the gradual alteration of pitch. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article.


Stanley Kubrick chose this piece and others by Ligeti for the scenes in deep space and those with the monolith in his film I need to write a retraction or correction. VAT plus shipping costs. Stanley KubrickAmerican motion-picture director and writer whose films are characterized by his dramatic visual style, meticulous attention to detail, and a detached, often ironic or pessimistic perspective. Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer, the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between….

Atmosphères | work by Ligeti |

Not for long, though Clint Eastwood, American motion-picture actor who emerged as one of the most popular Hollywood stars…. According to program notes published by the San Francisco Stmospheres OrchestraLigeti was not pleased that his music occurred in a film soundtrack shared by composers Johann and Richard Strauss. I have read the data protection statement and agree to its validity. Instead of presenting these seminal modernist works as separate items, Jurowski segued seamlessly from the nothingness of the Ligeti’s close into the opening bassoon solo of the Stravinsky.

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