Tonoi (Visser, Dick)




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Wim Hoogewerf (2017/8/14)

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Wim Hoogewerf (2017/8/14)

Performers Wim Hoogewerf
Publisher Info. Dick Visser Estate, 2017.
Misc. Notes Home recordings
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Wim Hoogewerf (2017/8/14)

Editor Wim Hoogewerf (b. 1956)
Publisher. Info. Dick Visser Estate, 2017.
Misc. Notes Engraved by Wim Hoogewerf
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Work Title Tonoi
Alternative. Title
Composer Visser, Dick
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IDV 35
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
I. Andante con moto ( = 96)
II. Larghetto ( = 63)
III. Vivace ( = 126)
IV. Allegro moderato ( = 112)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2007-11
Dedication Wim Hoogewerf
Average DurationAvg. Duration 7 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation guitar
Extra Information quarter tone music

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Written after the inspiring UK Microfest 2 2-4 March 2007. The ancient Greek tonal system provided an important fundament to e.g. the development of the european art music. Within the so-called « harmonia », the middle octave e - e', variably diatonic, chromatic, but also « enharmonic » (quarter tone) intervals were used.The thus available modi, extended with a lower and upper octave, practically signified a « stock » of different tones that was comparable to the range of the classical kithara and our own contemporary concert guitar. The microtonal scordatura of string ➄, ➂ and ➀ in this piece - by tuning these three strings a quarter tone lower - gives all possibilities which one found in that time with the so-called transposed scales or tonoi. And which from now on are available in new microtonal compositions. [Dick Visser]