virtutes Occultae

by Taylor Brook

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drone2805 This job is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! After a good listening, I realize how much these compositions are PURE GENIUS. Admittedly, we must appreciate the dissonance, but know that no passage is left to chance: THE PROGRESSION IS INCREDIBLE and dissonance is much more structured than it seems at first. It's a brilliant job that reminds me of Marcus Schmickler's excellent "The Palace Of Marvels" Favorite track: Cloud Ticking.
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Can This Even Be Called Music? At over an hour and a half, it’s a massive chunk, and quite a lot to digest, but the minimal instrumentation and the sheer beauty of the pieces make it seem like a breeze. Virtutes occultae is a masterpiece.
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Virtutues Occultae is an album in eighteen sections for six physically modeled virtual pianos, each with a unique tuning in an extended 11-limit just intonation.

In writing this music I used a mixture of traditional composition methods of structuring the music with various harmonies and progressions along with more free writing, collage techniques, and algorithmic composition.

The tuning of the virtual pianos extends Harry Partch’s conception of the over-tonality.

This album also exists as a six-channel surround sound concert/installation format.

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released December 19, 2017

Music and mix by Taylor Brook
Mastering by Chris Botta

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Taylor Brook New York, New York

Taylor Brook is a Canadian composer living in New York, writing and producing music for concert, film, theater and dance. His music is often concerned with finely tuned microtonal sonorities, combining his interest in exploring the perceptual qualities of sound with an individual sense of beauty and form. ... more

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