This piece is another example of my fascination with electronic music, and of my attempts to reproduce an electronic sound acoustically, in particular: with recorders. In particular, this is a play on the genre of “Black Midi”. This is sequenced music that tries to cram as many notes into a short composition as possible.
So here is a piece that has about 15000 notes: an average of 5 notes a second in each of the parts. Of course, that’s an average, so runs regularly fly by at more than 10 notes a second.
Harmonically, this is a fairly simple piece in G minor, though there is an interesting section where a middle voice plays an ascending chromatic scale over a fully octave.
Black Recorder is scored for 12 recorders (SnSSAATTBBGGC), though it might be a good idea to double the contra part to give it a littlemore heft. As happens often in my compositions, the contra part is a true bass part, while the greats are part of the higher texture.
This piece was originally given out to my supporters on Patreon. Currently it is for sale on Tablatur.