heterophony


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het·er·oph·o·ny

 (hĕt′ə-rŏf′ə-nē)
n.
The simultaneous playing or singing of two or more versions of a melody.

het′er·o·phon′ic (-ər-ə-fŏn′ĭk) adj.

heterophony

(ˌhɛtəˈrɒfənɪ)
n
(Classical Music) the simultaneous performance of different versions of the same melody by different voices or instruments
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form of heterophony typical of Southern Chinese music-making.
Heterophony 4 (2009), a rounded mass about 1 meter high and wide, invokes a tragic pile of broken bowls in some ancient ruin.
In this regard, we note that group singing of Australian songs does not require the perfect matching of pitch, and instead there may be a heterophony or slight musical dissonance.
In terms of compositional techniques, we see an actualisation of the old techniques of early polyphony (organum, heterophony, early polyphony) as well as refined, finely nuanced techniques of developed renaissance polyphony.
Thus, much of his career has been dedicated to developing compositional methods and notations that indicate how players are to interact, rather than the specific sounds they make, and gravitate towards heterophony and sparse textures.
The same applies to his arguments on the evolution of heterophony and collective improvisation.
The music is Western and as dramatic as one might expect, but the composer also uses orchestrations of the violins and other strings that aim at mimicking the heterophony heard in ensembles of Tea House music (Jiangnan sizhu).
The drum and the bass part of the piano played the characteristic inang rhythmic pattern, while the violin and the treble piano part performed in heterophony (improvising on a similar melody) with the voice.
Will there be agreement as to what to play or will sounds emitted resemble heterophony, polyphony, cacophony?
The fourth and final version of the "Daddy" melody, for cello solo (see example 13)--and the "brick wall" to which Bunita refers--is the culmination of the piece's penultimate section, made up of a wild, terrifying heterophony that quickly thickens to a devastating climax in which a single, simpering, falling chromatic violin line--described by Bunita as "the little voice, the voice of the victim, struggling to be heard"--finds itself suddenly and starkly pitted against a series of harsh down-bow eighth-note chords, played marcato and harmonized into a kind of Stravinskyan percussive noise.
The result was a new book, stocked with foreign and often very tangential images, but carefully stitched together and detectable mainly for the heterophony of the material.
93), she was apparently unaware of a long tradition of active congregational singing in unison, in heterophony and in plurivocality.