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  •  Thank you for an interesting diary (2+ / 0-)
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    RhodaA, pico

    I noticed a couple of things listening - in the Messiaen I felt the 3/16 as an expanded 2 rather than a shortened 4, and was breathing 3/4 with a limp rather than 3/16 plus 8/16.

    I will listen to the Prokofiev later.  When I was in HS I wrote a short duet for violin and viola in 5/4, though the instruments were not always dividing the measure the same way.  My violin teacher said I sounded like early Prokofiev.

    I had not grown up around much serious music and kind of learned music as I played.  So the first time I heard something on the radio that reminded me of my duet, I told the friend who was with me it was early Prokofiev, which it turned out to be (Romeo and Juliet).

    I don't generally enjoy cosmic music - planets and galaxies - but I liked your Aurora.

    Math and music use the same part of the brain - and after all the first rhythm is our pulse, and pitch is a number of vibrations.  Both fields also produce prodigies.  

    When shit happens, you get fertilized.

    by ramara on Tue Oct 04, 2011 at 02:52:19 PM PDT

    •  That Messiaen is so complicated that I can't (2+ / 0-)
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      pico, ramara

      feel what you're saying about it right away. But it sounds fascinating - I will definitely go back and re-listen. I love the Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet - two movements in particular: Mantagues (sp?) and Capulets and this one - Folk Dance:

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