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In 60 Seconds #5 - Boulez - Notation 5

‘Doux, improvisé’ is the heading of the 5th Notation. Sweet and improvisatory. How do you play something that is written down precisely in a way that is improvisatory? The sweetness of this movement comes from the note suspended in time. There are two phrases, both beginning with a upward cascade of notes until only a lone melody floats on it. The melody goes up and then down and is interrupted by a sudden note. Our sound bubble has been popped.

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In the last video, the 4th Notation was featured. If you haven't seen it, click here to catch up. The 6th notation is coming up next! 

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