Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Scott Kim designed this version of J.S. Bach's name symmetrical over a vertical axis. Not only did he do this design, but he also wrote an Augmentation Canon in tribute to the great composer. Kim says, "Canons are similar to inversions — the goal in both cases is to compose an aesthetically pleasing result by following a mathematically precise rule."
This piece is in 2 voices, they both play the same melody an octave apart but the soprano melody uses notes with half the duration of the bass notes, so it goes through the theme twice while the bass plays it once.

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