Itzá García, Composition

Itzá García will give a presentation entitled: “Tempo FM: Electronic processing beyond sound” at the Society of Music Theory (SMT) 2022 Annual Meeting. She will discuss her development of the concept Tempo FM in relation to her piece Secondly… for string quartet written in 2022. The talk will cover the relationship between frequency and tempo in the work of theorists and composers such as Charles Seeger, Henry Cowell, and Conlon Nancarrow, followed by her approach to the use of Tempo FM in polytempo music structures, specifically that of her string quartet Secondly… , as well as the new avenues of aesthetic expression that this approach opens for contemporary music. The presentation will be held during the Composition Interest Group Meeting on November 11th, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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