Master of Music
Peter Paul Koprowski
Two Movements for Orchestra, is a piece of music aimed at developing the use of the process of phasing. Used extensively as a device in minimalist music, this piece explores the process when applied to a wide variety of instruments using free chromaticism. When the process is applied to instruments of contrasting timbres, the results can include: increased resonance, echo-like effects and increased rhythmic complexities. As the piece unfolds, the avoidance of any strict pulse or beat found within the first movement is replaced by a desire for rhythmic clarity within the second movement. This dichotomy is essential to showing the importance of phasing as a compositional tool.
Lupker, Jeff, "Two Movements for Orchestra" (2016). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 3727.