Program Note

Strengths: Loyal, Passionate, Resourceful, Observant, Dynamic. Weaknesses: Jealous, Obsessive, Suspicious, Manipulative, Unyielding.

My interpretation of “Scorpio” from Stockhausen’s Tierkreis is based on two aspects of the original melody. The first comes strictly from the given pitch material. I elaborate and expand on the implied polyphony (outlining multiple voices or chords from a single line) and the melody’s characteristic use of glissandi. The second aspect of Stockhausen’s Tierkreis that inspired me was the instrumentation. In my arrangement, the musicians double on melodicas as a reference to the simple yet unique nature of Stockhausen’s original instrumentation (music boxes

About Adam Borecki

In his music, Adam seeks to compose with a balance of theoretical processes and intuitive musicality. His works frequently utilize electronics, and his music is stylistically diverse from a wide…