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The only precursor in Carter's output would be the klangfarbenmelodie movement in the Eight Etudes for woodwind quintet, but even that doesn't come close to the atmospheric effect of Sound Fields.
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ruzuzu commented on the word klangfarbenmelodie
See pointillism and punctualism.
September 14, 2010
fer_k commented on the word klangfarbenmelodie
or the technique of altering the tone color of a single note or musical line by changing from one instrument to another in the middle of a note or line.
October 10, 2007