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glissando

1. a rapidly executed series of notes on the harp or piano, each note of which is discretely audible
2. a portamento, esp as executed on the violin, viola, etc.
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Both singers take liberties with the liturgy, shuffling it around to the point of incomprehensibility, and both drown the meditation's difficulties in strings, harp glissandi, and some softly cushioning choral call-and-response.
Here the connection between the music and the drawings crystallized; weblike parabolic mutations mirrored the swoops and soars of massed tone clusters, stacks of vertical lines paralleled jagged bursts of seeming white noise, and a series of a mountainous peaks was transmitted as a low drone with sirenlike glissandi arcing overhead.
Dale Ferguson's sets and costumes, Damien Cooper's lighting and Neil Armfield's direction took their cue from the delicately seesawing glissandi that launch the enchanting score.
Como el propio compositor ha manifestado, el principio que guia o vertebra la obra es el de la tonalidad melodica; para ello opto por una especie de hilo conductor a manera de sonido eje (fa sostenido) que, efectivamente, es el alma de la obra, junto con recursos frecuentes como sonidos "escurridos" (glissandi) y frotamiento sobre las cuerdas del salterio y del piano, generando una suerte de pantalla sonora tan misteriosa como eterea.
Esta sonoridad ciega y brutal del scratch (4) se contrasta vehementemente con lo que aparecera inmediatamente despues, un evento sonoro absolutamente opuesto: el glissandi en armonicos.
On the other hand, Karajan would have done better to leave out the glissandi between the upbeat and first beat at the beginning of a phrase in the third movement of the 8th Symphony.
Escrita entre 1983 y 1985 para diversas combinaciones de instrumentos, Ryoanji es una recreacion de las formas del jardin: un lento pulso percusivo, separado por guijarros blancos sobre el espacio vacio, mientras los glissandi instrumentales se curvan como si siguieran el contorno de las rocas.
Stamping and dragging feet on the ground is all part of the music, along with total vocal expression: humming, hissing, whispering, wailing, vocal glissandi, staccato phrases, quiet contemplation.
Even George Martin's innovative string arrangements had been half-inched (ostinati, glissandi, and much more), not to mention the harmonic and melodic structure of the songs themselves.
Taking the graphs of probabilistic sound curves, the only thing one has to do is to change their coordinates: the horizontal axis will be allocated to the time of instrumental music and the vertical axis will indicate the pitches and, finally, the graph will be converted into instrumental notation, as with the graphs of glissandi in the 1950s.
to soft bubble-blurred harpstring Glissandi regaining depths (man the camera, follow) Where an unconscious world, my yawning oyster, Shuts on it.
The second movement, Ayama, meaning "extention," uses glissandi, large intervals, and natural horn effects to "extend" the sonorities of the horn.