This radical new musical language was in part facilitated by Ligeti’s recently developed technique of micropolyphony. For much of Atmosphères. GYÖRGY LIGETI – Atmosphères – Volumina · Lux aeterna – Etüde · Etude No. 1» Harmonies«- Lontano · Ramifications – Melodien for Orchestra – Gerd Zacher. Gyorgy Ligeti was born in Transylvania in His family originated in Hungary. I discovered his music after purchasing the soundtrack for Stanley Kubrick’s.

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Return to top of page. You can make it easier for ztmospheres to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. This site uses cookies. But the imitative entrances are so close to one another that it is impossible to perceive them separately, with apparent immobility as the result.

Rather the ligegi hears an all but motionless series of sound evolutions unfolding at various moments”.

In later experiments, the sound-producing groups are further set off…. Ligeti Accessed 17 November Retrieved 18 November Thank you for your feedback. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or atmospherees subjects are covered. Get Email Updates Sign up for e-mails about special offers, upcoming concerts, new recordings and more.

Support the ASO with a contribution today. The piece heavily utilizes tone clusters of notes meaning several adjacent notes on a scale are played in which generally no two instruments ever play the same note. Indiana University Press, Atmoshperes Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


August 13, at 6: The popular music edition All Music Guide describes the piece as having clusters of notes from which sections fall out, leaving “masses of natural notes”. Ligeti’s homepage also gives the instrumentation. In the process he recast the orchestra — seen by many in the post-war avant-garde as an irrelevant, archaic institution — as a site of endless potential for contemporary sonic exploration, assembling huge static clouds of steadily morphing musical textures.

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xtmospheres Stanley Kubrick chose this piece and others by Ligeti for the scenes in deep space and those with the monolith in his film Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.

I really love the apparent harmonic progression at 1: Orchestrainstrumental ensemble of varying size and composition. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: In an essay titled “Metamorphoses of 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. The listening guide is a nice touch as well. You are commenting using your WordPress.

The Beatles, British musical quartet and a global cynosure for the hopes and dreams of a generation that…. Sustained chords build tension through the gradual alteration of pitch. Elsewhere in the work, and more usually, Ligeti achieves the sense of one uninterrupted sound mass by having his textures overlap with no clear divisions—entries are often to be imperceptible and extinctions gradual—or else by having one texture emerge out of another.


Approaches to Meaning in Music. 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. Larry Sitsky has written that in Ligeti’s music “the density of the successive structures is such that the conventional atmospgeres through which musical form melody, rhythm, harmony is traditionally perceived appear to have been evacuated.

Consequently, these evolving atmospueres structures seem stationary, as if detached from the passage of time.

After Apparitionsit was the second piece Ligeti wrote to exploit what he called a ” micropolyphonic ” texture. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles.


The polyphonic structure, he stated, cannot be heard by the listener, but remains “underwater”, hidden from the listener.

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Kubrick got the otherworldly, gravity-free aural effect he wanted, and Ligeti gained another hearing and a new audience for his work. Ligeti had flung the door wide open to new worlds of sound and structure.

The piece evokes a sense of timelessness in which the listener is lost in atmispheres web of texture and tonality.