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03/21/13
Joanne Lasme
Music 110
Branden Muresan
Concert Report I
The concert I attended was a classic music performed by the Chamber Orchestra. They presented their winter concert. It started at 8 pm at University of California San Diego and lasted about an hour and half. The concert was conducted by David Medine. He is a violinist, conductor, music critic, experimental musician and computer music researcher from Tucson, Arizona. The instruments played were a family of violin, viola, violin cello, contrabass, flute, Oboe, Clarinet, horn and trumpet. I will be discussing the elements of music which are Sound, Harmony, Melody, Rhythm and Growth based on one movement of the music. I. MATERIALS OF MUSIC

1. SOUND

The sound of this piece had both monophonic and polyphonic texture. Indeed, they first began by a monophonic texture during a couple of seconds. The same notes were performed and at around 16 seconds, a second voice came and the texture became a polyphonic texture. By then, a third voice joined the first and second voice. According the timbre of the sound, the violinists were the first on scene and they started with a dark tone color. Then, the tone became bright and gay.

1. HARMONY

The sound of the instruments was coherent so it was easy to appreciate the ensemble. We could distinguish some instruments when they were playing. Every performer was playing in consonance so the music was perceived clearly with an easy understanding.

2. MELODY

The distance between the notes was mainly medium but sometimes, we could discern a narrow distance between the notes. The change of range happened periodically and made the movement understandable. In addition, the shape of the music went up and down and during a certain period of time, that was the opposite. The movement of this performance had two essential parts. The first section was a little confusing because it seemed like every instruments were playing at the same time. Second, it...
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