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THOMAS, Augusta Read b. 1964
Diagrammatic plan of a "chord" based on letters in the name of the well-known patron of the arts Carolyn (Kay) Bucksbaum
2011. Original autograph manuscript executed in red, pink, orange, green, and yellow inks. 1 leaf. Oblong folio (8-1/2" x 11"). Inscribed "Dear Kay, This is a chord, based on your name that I made you for Valentines Day xxxx Gusty." A colorful illustration of the composer's concept. Each letter is numbered according to its place in the alphabet with a pitch assigned accordingly; i.e., the letter "a" (the first letter in the alphabet) corresponds to a pitch of "c" (the first note in a 12-note chromatic progression), with additional criteria noted, such as the elimination of duplicate pitches. The final 7-note chord seems to be the expression of an algebraic computation coupled with the composer's whimsy expressed in autograph notes such as "earthy i.e.: centered," "Playful whole tone," and "Magic Spirit extra note for good luck," all tied to notational sub-groups. With light vertical creases where previously folded. The composer dedicated her orchestral work "Brio" to Carolyn (Kay) Bucksbaum, "Arts Devotee, Innovator, Philanthropist, and dear friend." Augusta Read Thomas website. "The music of Augusta Read Thomas . is majestic, it is elegant, it is lyrical, it is "boldly considered music that celebrates the sound of the instruments and reaffirms the vitality of orchestral music." Philadelphia Inquirer "Born in Glen Cove, New York, Thomas was appointed University Professor of Composition at the University of Chicago in 2011. University Professors are selected for internationally recognized eminence in their fields as well as for their potential for high impact across the Univ … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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