I Ching Music
I Ching as structural foundation to music composition
For over thirty years I have been using the I Ching as a foundation for my compositions. The I Ching is a system from the ancient Chinese used for divination. It's a binary system with a range of 64 possibilities (8 x 8 = 64). The rising and falling energy flows in the hexagrams suggest music form, melody line, emphasis points and much more. The Pattern of the lines suggest scale patterns. The 64 different hexagrams give us 64 different scales,and the correlation of the 64 scales to the harmonic series in the seventh octave gives each scale an individual vibration rate with the harmonics 64 through 128. It's a grand pattern full of musical color.
Richard O. Burdick
The "Big Announcement"
All ten of mySymphonies for chamber orchestra or chamber ensemble can be heard here:
CD38 Matthew Locke:
Broken & Flatte Consorts
performed by a trio of French Horns
CD38 Richard Burdick performs trios from the late renaissance: all 6 Broken Consort Suites and both Flatte Consort suites - 36 track of Chistmas like music.
CD37 Microtonal music of Richard Burdick
Music By Duvernoy & Schneider
of the 40's & 50's
There are many lesser-known 20th century composers, who have great worth!
Let’s not forget the music of:
I Ching NEWS
I seem to get one composition (new or old) completed with published score and demo video a week. This week (Feb 6, 2016): Chamber Symphony No. 11, Op. 220
My Microtonal work: I Ching Base Tones, Op. 176a is up on youtube. There is an interview style introduction and the long video.
Thanks to the Regina Symphony Chamber Players for the Premiere of my Octet Variations, Op. 234 January 16 & 17, 2016.
CD38 released Dec. 6th, 2015: Matthew Locke's Broken and Flatte Consorts performed on three horns with Finke Triple horn
Opus 16, Polaris Overture revision and demo are done.
CD36 Classical Natural Horn Music By Duvernoy & Schneider
is released September 20, 2015 on CdBaby
I have added five new demo's of my compositions to my youtube channel so far this year:
My newest composition: Icy Lots, Op. 208 for Clarinet, Horn, Piano, Marimba and Vibraphone Demo is available to enjoy!
February, 2014 I have a growing list of sample vidoes of my compositions on youtube. See the playlist in the center of this page.
Nov. 30, 2013 I have been working on demo versions of my duets. I have a few now in demo-video on youtube:
Duet No. 1 for clarinet and horn, Op. 35
Duo "The Holy Fountain" for horn and double bass, Op. 54
Suite in D for violin and horn, Op. 72
Thank you to Adeline Tomasone who coached the trio for the premiere of my "September Summer 2013, Op. 155b" @ Boyer College of Music and Dance. Part of Temple University. The premiere took place Nov 7, 2013 with Elisa Muzzillo, flute; Tian Ming Yang, clarinet and Kelly Larkins, horn.