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Trajectory in physics is a curve of movement of the solid relatively to the stationary object. In the orchestra poem Trajectories of Sound several thematic structures (motives and chords) move around stable sound combination of a triton c – f-sharp. Mobile elements become a subject of variations; they make expressive melodic lines and dense polyphonic interlacements that undergo an intensive motivic, thematic and textural elaboration. Compositional technique includes elements of spectral harmony, non-classical tonality, free atonality and modality; its basic factor is melodical and timbral transformation. Initial lyrical and meditative character of music gradually transforms into dramatic narration that explodes with tragic climax followed by scherzo-like shimmering and melancholy descending movement-singing. In the last climax the passages turn into "music of spheres" – beaming spectral chord that embraces the widest sound range.
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© 2007 by Alexander Shchetynsky