by Gisbert Schürig

A short piece with overtone singing and guitar. I composed this after looking at chordal structures in the overtone scale and demonstrating how to sing these as overtone arpeggios. Especially the augmented chordal structures are inspired by that, I did not use these for quite a long time. I like the shady quality of these chord types. Also, I tried to combine the modal aspect of the overtone singing resulting from one fundamental pitch that is not changed throughout the whole piece with chords that suggest a somewhat open tonality. In a way, the chords challenge the drone of the singing, they lean against it in dissonances that are released in different directions.

From there, I might try out some atonal overtone music – something which seems to be a contradiction in itself, but it´s probably not. What do you think about that? Feel free to comment!

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