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His taste for creation has led him to collaborate intensively with contemporary composers, and his concert career eliott enabled him to play numerous works: In addition, he has built up a discography of the contemporary percussion repertoire with discs devoted to Philippe Fenelon, Michael Jarrell, Maurice Ohana, Kaija Saariaho and Karlheinz Stockhausen. SinceFlorent Jodelet has been soloist with the Orchestre National de France and sinceassistant-professor eoliott the Paris Conservatoire.

Elliott Carter – Eight Pieces for four timpani.

One of those etudes, based on a single note, presents different types of attacks, forte and piano. Another is built entirely on a minor second, all the instruments successively transposing this interval… The limitation of material, in the image of a desert, constantly changes throughout the work, whereas the vocabulary and basic elements remain the same.

How to transform it into a piece of music?

What can you do with a single chord? Thus all signification fits into a rhythm or a note.

The virtuoso writing, in counterpoint textures of crossed accents, essentially varies speed and accentuation ttimpani such complexity that these pieces were not at all intended for performance. But percussionists began to play them in public.


Time Travel: Musical Metrics in Elliott Carter’s Eight Pieces for Four Timpani

Thus I went to Buffalo New York with a percussionist, and there, for three ttimpani, we carried out a quantity of experiments for succeeding in making the sonority more interesting. Acquaintance with the philosophy of Whitehead, literary works by Joyce, Eliot, Proust and Thomas Mann, Balanchine ballets, Eisenstein films and works by Charles Ives had a decisive influence on his thinking about time: The origin of this writing technique is found not ttimpani jazz but in elilott music of Stravinsky and the theories of Joseph Schillinger, who suggested the possibility of beating a four-beat bar as if it were in three and inversely, so as to obtain a sort of polyrhythm.

At the beginning of the 17th century, John Bull, organist, virginalist and organ builder, inserted in his works seven notes in a elloitt bar, then, in an improvised manner, made another rhythm arise from those seven notes.

In other words, the musician uses his polyrhythms as the starting point for other polyrhythms, thereby obtaining a rhythmic dimension in constant evolution, according to a process found in the variations of Beethoven’s late piano sonatas.

Eight Pieces for Four Timpani by Elliott Carter | Timpani & Multi-Percussion Solo (Hal Leonard)

And Elliott Carter reminds us that the rhythm of our breathing differs from the rhythm of our heartbeat, and that each of them is subjected to change. In the third bar, these quarter notes are accentuated by two, then change into triplets MM At the double bar, the notation changes in such a way that the quarter note in triplet in the previous measure now equals a quarter note, which then goes through exactly the same acceleration as in the previous three measures.


We have thus gone from MM 64 to MM In the twelfth measure, the process is repeated once more.

The quarter note has arrived at MMwith a left hand, henceforth noted in sixty-fourth notes, which continues its beat at The fact of cartre two layers of rhythm – and in this specific case an unchanging beat against a gradual acceleration – will often reappear from my pen.

But the essential thing is to note that, quite obviously, in a piece like this, constructed exclusively on four pitches, the important thing is, with such minimal material, cartr succeed in creating contrasts, building ideas capable of conducting a large phrase, and constructing a valid form.

Musical director of Ballet Caravanhe wrote criticism for Modern Music until From tohe was professor of music, Greek and mathematics at St John’s College, Annapolis Marylandand worked in the Office of War Informationbefore teaching successively at the Peabody ConservatoryColumbia UniversityQueens College and Yale Universityfinally being appointed professor of composition at the Juilliard School of Music At the same time, he participated in numerous seminars, particularly in Salzburg, Dartington, Tanglewood, Avignon and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Inhe composed What Next? Set of 5 Adams Symphonic Timpani.