It is an incredible development, the use of computerized electronic instruments to create polyrhythms - and not just simple backbeats, but complex cross-rhythms
of "found" (sampled) and "created" (programmed) sounds, creatively patched together like an aural quilt of musical scraps turned into a magic carpet of head-bopping motion.
The result is unashamedly folksy, but with distinctive indigenous Mersey cross-rhythms
Ligatures can indicate a concern for rhythmic groupings and cross-rhythms
or text grouping.
Huang also includes cross-rhythms
, syncopated rhythms and an array of standard meters.
The ballet itself with all its cross-rhythms
and formal intricacies is a subtler, and I feel more satisfying, evocation of Petipa grandeur than Balanchine's Theme and Variations.
This sound-image of a Mayan sacrificial dance brings to the fore a phalanx of 11 percussionists pounding away on exotic instruments in orgiastic cross-rhythms
, whooping in intoxicated abandonment - but in reality brilliantly controlled under Dudamel's energetic direction.
146) is farfetched, and the attribution of syncopation to an African tradition of cross-rhythms
is simplistic at best, inaccurate at worst.
Seven fit young people start by sweeping the stage in complex cross-rhythms
and go on to explore the percussive potential of a succession of household items including, literally, the kitchen sink complete with water.
Weisberg does not shy way from these either, and provides the same careful, step-by-step method for reducing difficult cross-rhythms
to their least common denominators.
The band's sound was both quintessentially Nymanesque (creating the impression of lush, romantic harmony in the middle movement) and a perfect foil for the singers' colour, the cross-rhythms
in faster sections particularly effective.
Texture changes from sections where it thins to a single line, to dense areas of three-part counterpoint with cross-rhythms
created by triplet-quadruplet and quadruplet-sextuplet juxtapositions.
We had continually to remind ourselves that there were only two hands playing, supported by resourceful pedalling, to encompass all these multilayered textures and cross-rhythms