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Tomi

Superdodecaphonium (2014)

  • solo piano
  • duration ca 7'
  • fp: Heidi Saario, May 19, 2016, Toronto (Canada)

Superdodecaphonium is a collection of small studies using a tone-system, which I have been exploring over the years. This system has nothing to do with the traditional twelve-tone system. It’s more like a modulation map of scales or modes of 24 tones. However, these scales are, in fact, built of two sets of twelve-tone rows, hence the title Superdodecaphonium. The opening movement, Ludus I, can be seen as a sporty challenge: all the 88 keys of the piano have to be played as fast as possible.