“Riflessi lunari” (1990), for double wind
quintet, a (0,2,5,7,9) pentatonic harmonic field is developed canonically by a wind quintet; its opposite is
given to another wind quintet. The transposition grades of “Riflessi
lunari” follow a permuting series of 30 figures
which is divided into
five six-member parts: 1-4-3-2-5-6; 1-2-6-3-4-5; 3-1-5-4-6-2; 3-5-1-6-4-2;
1-3-6-5-2-4. Hence derives a four-voice canon, of which the entries are
placed at five 6/8-measure intervals , revolving around a descending diminuted seventh axis (d,h,gis,f).
The fifth voice develops freely and the five voices complete vertically the
pentatonic sound field. The whole piece develops at the same time at its
opposite, so that there derives another canon, opposite the first one, of
which the entries are placed along a rising diminuted seventh axis (g,b,cis,e). The piece is divided into three parts. In the first part the
first canon develops, and then
the second one (opposite); in the second part the first canon develops at
the same time as the second one; in the third part at first the opposite
appears and then the original one again.
for double wind quintet (1990). Lenght 8'. Recording effected in Bologna, Accademia Filarmonica,
I Fiati di Parma,
Claudio Paradiso (18/4/93). Editing: Studio Allimite, Bologna. Agenda Edizioni, Bologna (1999).