"YI-YI" AN ORIGINAL ORCHESTRAL COMPOSITION WITH COMMENTARY
|關鍵字:||管絃樂曲;八音音階;微分音;李給替;亨策;尹伊桑;orchestral composition;octatonic scale;microtone;Gyorgy Ligeti;Hans Henze;Isang Yun|
YI-YI, a single movement composition for orchestra with triple winds, has many profound meanings in Chinese. It takes the Chinese meaning of “reluctantly to leave with a broken heart” to express different levels of emotions aroused when leaving or losing loved ones and turn these feelings into music notes. There are mainly three parts in YI-YI: opening, theme and closing. Similar to the aesthetics and the musical ideas of traditional Chinese Taoqu, each part is comprised of a number of sections. YI-YI uses octatonic scale as the basis of its pitch arrangements with different tonal center and intervalics in different sections, blending with the microtonal effects imitating the portamenti by traditional Chinese instruments in order to produce the varied delicacy. The composer also attempts to search her own musical language and expression by employing the timbre techniques of instrumentation. The Commentary for the original orchestral composition YI-YI, is divided into four chapters with the first chapter introducing the symbolic meanings of YI-YI and the composer’s journey in creativity. In chapter 2 summarizes the stylistic development of western orchestral music, and the techniques of the orchestration in the 20th century, analyzing the characteristics of three contemporary composers including Gyorgy Ligeti, Hans Henze and Isang Yun to explore more into the inspired concepts of YI-YI. In chapter 3, this paper elaborates the musical techniques used and the arrangements of the composing materials involved. While in chapter 4, the composer introspects and makes self-evaluations in the hope to have better perspectives toward music and to have an in-depth acknowledgement of the cultural meanings.