6 lines, piano solo (2004), 6'
6 Linien (6 Lines)
6x the 52 white keys of the piano from top down; each line interrupted for a few seconds by a rather unplayably fast repetitive burst - more spastic shiver than repetition -, whose pitches represent the scanning pattern from the frequency analysis of Arnold Schoenberg's "6 kleine Klavierstücke", a mechanically derived print, or cast, from 6 fragments of a recording of the original.
(P.A., engl. version edited by Bill Dietz)
Software for spectral analyses designed by Thomas Musil, IEM Graz
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A Letter From Schoenberg