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African sounds in 'Moving Away'
The orchestra in 'Emerging Dances'
Jazz big band in 'Where will it take you?'
Using the seed rhythm
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SoundJunction took a short rhythm and gave it to a group of musicians to see what they’d do with it.
It came back in an orchestra, a jazz big band, an African ensemble – as a loop, backwards, broken up – find out what happened…
SoundJunction asked three composers to take a 'seed' rhythm and turn it into pieces. But what's actually inside the seed itself?
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A look at syncopation, one of the most important characteristics of the SoundJunction 'seed' rhythm.
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Tunde Jegede explains how he went about creating an entire song from one simple rhythm in 'Moving Away'.
How does David Horne combine or develop the SoundJunction seed rhythm in 'Emerging Dances'? Six passages within the piece are singled out - test yourself.
Jason Yarde uses the seed rhythm in the main bassline for his song 'Where will it take you?' But it's hidden – a question of feel and displacement...
In this passage from 'Emerging Dances' composer David Horne takes the seed rhythm and inserts a blank space, or rest, in the middle of it. What’s the effect?
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