Boulez: a Musical Cryptogram

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Written for Pierre Boulez on his 90 th birthday (26/03/2015), the piece is based on the letters of the composer’s name translated into music notes. This is the first composition in the ‘Cryptogram Series’. Each subsequent piece will similarly be based on the letters of a chosen person’ s name translated into music notes.

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This is the first recorded ‘fixed’ version of a work in progress that can take several forms.
There will be further extensions, using live coding and live algorithms to explore variations and re-interpretations of the original material during live performance. There will also be an immersive/ installation version that is more generative and which can be left to play on its own for long periods of time.

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