Beethoven’s Great Fugue

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Beethoven’s great fugue is final movement to his opus 130 string quartet. It is a wild piece of music, a crazy experiment in dissonance that once bloomed an era. As per Stravinsky, this piece will forever remain contemporary.

Stephen Malinowski, a musician, has created a graphical music machine that illustrates the score. Each thematic element is encoded with its own graphics. His machine was demonstrated at a performance of Beethoven’s Great Fugue at Annenberg Auditorium by Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra.

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The audience was astounded by the visuals and surrendered to the wonderful chaos of the music.

More of Malinowski’s work can be seen here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/smalin

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