Chou Wen-chung

String Quartet No. 1 “Clouds” (1996)


This continual mutation in the progression and interplay among modes results in alteration of intervals by a half-step musical phenomenon confirming the concept of yin-yang exchangeability as well as that of chromaticism in Western music. This process not only influences the changing pitch and interval content in the flow of sound but also conditions progressions in duration, dynamics, register, and contour.

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