MATRIXSYNTH: Philip Glass' Opening from Glassworks on Modular Synthesizer

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Philip Glass' Opening from Glassworks on Modular Synthesizer


Published on Dec 28, 2019 musicartgeek

"A lot of liberties taken here, but it's based on the opening from Philip Glass' seminal Glassworks. I like to think of it as a pencil sketch by a student sitting in front of a masterpiece in the Met.

One of many departures from the original that I made was rather than the two over three metre of the original (or is it three over two? it keeps on changing!), I used a Doepfer Clock Divider to arbitrarily assign gates to the five voices using only prime number ratios for the rhythmic divisions, in this case 5, 7, 11, and 13, but I cheated with the 4 underneath! The final moments are given over to the Doepfer 154/155 Sequencer system, creating one-shot aleatoric figures."

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