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CLIP 4880

Using rhythmic motifs to develop a composition

Using rhythmic motifs to develop a composition

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Key Info
  • Using rhythmic motifs to develop a composition
  • Duration: 04:35
  • Classical, folk and jazz influences are combined in an original piece of music for mixed ensemble. Composer Michael O'Suilleabhain and percussionist Mel Mercier reflect on a collaborative composition. Mercier provides a tabla piece to which O'Suilleabhain adds layers of melody and harmony interacting with the rhythmic parts. Finally an improvised part for saxophone is added.
  • Subject:



    Music Evolution

  • Keywords: improvisation, motif, composition, rhythm, fusion, Michael O'Suilleabhain, Mel Mercier, tabla
Ideas for use in class
  • Writing music using influences from a range of styles and genres. Research and identify music which combines different styles and genres.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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