Thursday, January 22, 2009

another puzzle canon and solution

This is another little canon based on the idea of Bach's Trias Harmonica (see yesterday's post). This time I'm also using the idea of exact inversion, used by Bartok among others.

I've chosen a symmetrical chord and derived a passing chord that is also symmetrical.

(Click on image to enlarge) The puzzle:

Because of this symmetry, I am able to use strict inversion

Again, this is very condensed -- more an intellectual exercise than an artistic statement, to be sure.

(Click on image to enlarge) The solution:

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