Tuesday, February 09, 2016

[ofpiegqk] Modal cycle

Compose a song or song cycle which goes through all possible modes (Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian).  E.g., soundtrack to 7 characters.

Maybe a video game in which identifying the mode helps win: we would ambitiously need a program which can generate an infinite amount of music in every mode, preventing the player from simply memorizing the songs.

Also modes of heptatonia secunda, or even more scales.

Inspired by the Well-Tempered Clavier, but transpositions among keys are not so interesting these days with equal temperament: they all sound the same.

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