Martin Lohse/General techniques
A musical technique where different layers of music in individual tempos, metric and musical style are combined in a simple pattern of chords, which slowly modulate through all the keys in a newer ending sequence, creating a music with no or very few dissonances.
The technique is developed by combining different musical methods used in older works.
- Use of multiple layers of music, which have been an important part of the compositions since 2000.
- A simple repeating sequence of chords as the only harmonic material in the piece, which creates a music on the move, in a never ending modulation from the start to the end.
- A "rhythm across harmony" principle, where different together sounding motives are played in individual tempos across the rhythm of the chords.
|2009 – Moto immoto, bar 77-
|Martin Lohse, studio production with Vienna Symphonic Library
- Layer A: Slow melody following the harmonic pulse in 5/4
- Layer B: The basic harmony in 5/4
- Layer C: Chords in the strings coming every second bar of the harmony (every 10/4)
- Layer D: Small accompaniment figure in the wood playing in 3/4
- Layer E: The same motive as in layer F, but offbeat in 3/4
- Layer F: Motive in 4/4
- Layer G: A resolute motive playing in 3/8
- Layer H: Fast baroque figure in 6/16