Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Unidentified analytical piece for xylophone and drums. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Performers

    unidentified (xylophone), unidentified (drums)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Singers

    unidentified (singers, male), unidentified (singers, female)

  • Speakers

    unidentified (announcer, male)

  • Description

    Item notes : This item is not recorded in Wachsmann's original field notes. Performer notes : Each xylophone and drum part is announced and played individually and then altogether.

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African Harmony *This is the principle of multi-ostinato. The individual parts are played separatly at first and when they are all added together the mutliostinatos create a strong polyphonic texture. *part 1 and part 2 (their sequence in the recording), are in a polyrhythmic relationship to one another. For every 1 note part 1 plays part 2 plays 2 notes. *the relationships between the parts and their respective starting notes/central notes layout a harmony in parallel fourths for these 2 parts. listen to this phenomenon starting @ 03:00-03:20

Posted by Daniel jones, Researcher on 17/03/2019 00:51:00