Perpetuum Mobile

by Sergei Zagny

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The present collection comprises the following works.

Perpetuum Mobile, 13.07.1994 – 28.06.2016.
Distributed Canon, 10.08.2001 – 28.06.2016.
Perpetuum Mobile, Early Version, 13.07.1994.
Perpetuum Mobile, Another Small Fragment, 9.10.2001 – 4.07.2016.

Distributed Canon consists of four movements, any of which can be considered a source and any other of which a derivative. That is, any movement can be produced from any other “automatically” by some simple procedure. In musical terms, a source movement (the first voice of a canon) would be called an antecedent and any other movement (another voice of a canon) would be called a consequent. Unlike usual canons, where the voices sound most of the time together, this one introduces all the voices separately, hence the use of the word “distributed” in the title.

But if all four movements of Distributed Canon be played simultaneously, the result will be Perpetuum Mobile. So Perpetuum Mobile is also a canon, but the voices here start at the same moment. Such a canon was formerly called a “canon sine pausis” (canon without rests).

Perpetuum Mobile (Early Version) is a Perpetuum Mobile as it was in 1994.

A short piece Perpetuum Mobile (Another Small Fragment) can be understood as an addition to Perpetuum Mobile.

Sergei Zagny, translation corrected by Keith Hammond

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released September 16, 2016

Perpetuum Mobile (Early Version) has been created in The Theremin Center, Moscow

Composed and produced by Sergei Zagny

Cover photo by Anna Zyabreva
Special thanks to Maxim Trefan, Alexander Mikhlin and Vyacheslav Kalika

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