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The Voice

The Voice Atefeh Einali Program Notes he Voice, for solo violin, was premiered by Jae-W on Lee on April 29, 2018, in Zutphen, the Netherlands. I have composed The Voice to raise the voices of Tall women like me in order to say that you are not alone. Iranian traditional music consists of a collection of Dastgāh. Each Dastgāh includes modes, which are placed one aft er another in a specifi c order. I have al- ways had a concern and curiosity to fi nd chords in the arena of Iranian music in order to create an ambience with these characteristics of Iranian music. In this piece I have composed a novel musical atmosphere by utilizing new intervals from Dastgāh Segāh. The reason for selecting the Dastgāh Segāh is that it, compared to other Dastgāhs, has the most “Mojanab interval” (135– 145 cents). Moreover, I tried to make a harmonic atmosphere with these intervals, which repeat as the A section throughout the piece. The Form of the Piece I used the harmonic texture (A), which repeats, to show the Dastgāh Segāh atmo- sphere. It also represents my voice and describes my feelings during these years. As a result, this piece has http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture University of Nebraska Press

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University of Nebraska Press
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Copyright © Suzanne G. Cusick
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1553-0612

Abstract

Atefeh Einali Program Notes he Voice, for solo violin, was premiered by Jae-W on Lee on April 29, 2018, in Zutphen, the Netherlands. I have composed The Voice to raise the voices of Tall women like me in order to say that you are not alone. Iranian traditional music consists of a collection of Dastgāh. Each Dastgāh includes modes, which are placed one aft er another in a specifi c order. I have al- ways had a concern and curiosity to fi nd chords in the arena of Iranian music in order to create an ambience with these characteristics of Iranian music. In this piece I have composed a novel musical atmosphere by utilizing new intervals from Dastgāh Segāh. The reason for selecting the Dastgāh Segāh is that it, compared to other Dastgāhs, has the most “Mojanab interval” (135– 145 cents). Moreover, I tried to make a harmonic atmosphere with these intervals, which repeat as the A section throughout the piece. The Form of the Piece I used the harmonic texture (A), which repeats, to show the Dastgāh Segāh atmo- sphere. It also represents my voice and describes my feelings during these years. As a result, this piece has

Journal

Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and CultureUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Sep 4, 2019

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