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Kelsey Knutsen Music for Listeners – Section 2 Faculty/ Student Composition Recital Mariam Webster defines a composition as “the combining of distinct parts or elements to form a whole”. In music, the process of composing is an art; a talent; a skill. For some, creating and developing a musical piece can take years, or even decades. Yet for others, a masterpiece can be thought of and perfected in days. On March 29, 2010, the State University of New York at Oneonta’s music department held a recital to showcase such masterpieces composed by both the faculty as well as a student. The first composer that was introduced was Andris Balins. The piece that he composed is entitled “Navigating Sound”. For this piece, he visited different parts of town, and recorded different sounds that he heard. He then took those sounds, and with electronic input, he composed them together to make a song. This song was broken down into different parts: Under the Floor, Traffic, Trains, Beat, west Coast, and Checkout . Some of the sections were hard to differentiate though. At the start of the piece, everything was very intense. It faded into the second part by softening and having a clarinet play the
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course MUSC 101 taught by Professor Madson during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Oneonta.

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