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Fractalia

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Owen Clayton Condon

Owen Clayton Condon (ed. Ben Ivey)


General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Owen Clayton Condon
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Instrumentation

Full Score
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Concert Toms (8)
  • Marimbas (2)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Former Third Coast Percussion member Owen Clayton Condon writes music influenced by minimalism, electronica and taiko drumming. His piece Fractalia, written for Third Coast Percussion in 2011, is a sonic celebration of fractals, geometric shapes whose parts are each a reduced-size copy of the whole (derived from the Latin fractus, meaning “broken”). The kaleidoscopic fractured melodies within Fractalia are created by passing a repeated figure through four players in different registers of the marimba.

- Program Note by publisher


A recursive geometric algorithm makes the smaller parts of a structure replicates of the larger parts. Describing it in words is, frankly, more difficult than a purely mathematical one. But suffice it to say that under it all in this composition, a single motivic pattern, passed from player to player in different octaves, is what unifies the work for the listener, heady math aside.

- Program Note by composer


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