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Retrieved 18 November Atmospheres exemplifies much of Ligeti’s theory suspending harmony in favor of sustained sounds.

After Apparitionsit was the second piece Ligeti wrote to exploit what he called a ” micropolyphonic ” texture. The polyphonic structure, he stated, cannot be heard by the listener, but remains “underwater”, hidden from the listener. The popular music edition All Music Guide describes the piece as having clusters of notes from which sections fall out, leaving “masses of natural notes”.

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The Definitive Guide to Classical Music. Some textures could be layered and juxtaposed; some musical structures will mix with others seamlessly, while other structures will stand out.

But the imitative entrances are so close to one another that it is impossible to perceive them separately, with apparent immobility as the result. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Approaches to Meaning in Music. Rather the listener hears an all but motionless series of sound evolutions unfolding at various moments”.


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Publishers Group West, Retrieved November 18, This dense sound-fog became known as the signature Ligeti style”. Help us improve this article! First published in New Hungarian Quarterly. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

Ligeti Accessed 17 November Large portions of the piece consist of extremely dense counterpointwith up to 56 voices each string instrument has his or her own individual part to play.

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. There was a problem with your submission. Her tastes are eccletic, to say the least and the degree of technical accumen necessary to cover her choices of artists would be daunting even for most older and more experienced musicians. Sustained chords build tension through the gradual alteration of pitch.

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Consequently, these evolving sound structures seem stationary, as if detached from the passage of time. I’m afraid I can’t do that.

György Ligeti: Atmosphères

To paraphrase the composer himself, the micropolyphonic textures tend to hang like a mighty oriental tapestry, suspended outside time.

Retrieved December 20, Ligeti had flung the door wide open to new worlds of sound and structure.


In this work, subtle shifts of tone colour are the continuing focus, producing an ever-varying tapestry of sound.

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Kubrick got the otherworldly, gravity-free aural effect he wanted, and Ligeti gained another hearing and ligsti new audience for his work.

She also sings, arranges, engineers and produces all aspects atmopsheres her work. Something went wrong Is your network connection unstable or browser outdated? Atomspheres the listener is confronted with a slow-motion succession of textures, one oozing into the other, where the instrumental sonority seems to have more in common with the dissolves and hums of electronic music than that of a normal symphony orchestra.

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