This week on Relevant Tones, we’ll delve into the music of Gerard Grisey and Tristan Murail, two composers who base their compositions on mathematic spectral analyses of the overtone series. Grisey and Murail’s compositions originated the style of Spectral Music.
Grisey: Partiels (excerpt)
WDR Sinfonieorchester of Cologne; Stefan Asbury
Grisey: Vortex Temporum (excerpt)
Murail: In Memoriam, Olivier Messiaen (excerpt)
Marilyn Nonken, Piano
Murail: Gondwana (excerpt)
ORTF National Orchestra; Yves Prin