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Nuorvala, Juhani: The Five Chords That Shook My World 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    The Five Chords That Shook My World
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    7
  • Year of composition: 
    2020
  • First performance (year): 
    2020
  • First performance (venue): 
    RUSK Festival, Pietarsaari, Finland
  • First performance (performers): 
    Emil Holmström
  • Genre: 
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  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): 
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    The Five Chords That Shook My World was originally written for pianist Nicolas Horvath’s Hommage à Philip Glass project. It’s a fantasy meditation on the Train/Spaceship chords in Einstein on the Beach, the five-chord progression Fm-Db-A-B7-E. The roots of the first three of them form an augmented triad. According to music theorist Richard Cohn, these kinds of chord progressions and modulations, foreign to diatonic logic, evoke ”the strange, magical and inscrutable”. The very first chord of my piece, however, is from a composition I wrote in my student days.

    Juhani Nuorvala

 

 

 

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