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Larry Sitsky’s new work: Six Epigrams for guitar illustrating the staccato-harmonic duotone technique

The ANU School of Music proudly introduces Professor Larry Sitsky’s new work Six Epigrams for guitar which illustrates the staccato-harmonic duotone technique invented by Le-Tuyen Nguyen, Teaching Fellow and Doctor of Philosophy candidate at the ANU School of Music.

Guitar duotone is an acoustic phenomenon which involves the simultaneous sounding of two different notes on one guitar string; each note has its own definite pitch, duration, articulation and tone colour.

Six Epigrams for guitar are short studies which reflect the awareness of this new sound source in the process of composition where a specific fret on a guitar string is perceived as a duo-sound source of two distinctive layers.

The score of these works, with a full explanation of the staccato-harmonic duotone technique will be published soon.

For more information, please contact Le-Tuyen Nguyen: le-tuyen.nguyen@anu.edu.au

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