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I earned my DMA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in composition where I finished writing a thesis on Polytempic Polymicrotonal music, initially pioneered by Charles Ives in his Universe Symphony, from 1915-1925. I am also a drummer and I am interested in composing in the style of polytempic polymicrotonal music, which serves as an expansion of Ives, and also an expansion of what Xenakis called Outside Time structures, impoverished since the beginning of polyphony, but being replenished today and into the future, due to the resurgence of microtonality and the composer's desire to increase the pitch palette. I am in love with the idea of deliberately pairing tempo to tuning, framing each tuning in relief from its surroundings by different tempos, thus creating an other dimensional musical space.
I also write electroacoustic music in ProTools, such as the Bounced Around series, Gorgeous Monstrosity, and Drums of War, and I have a fair amount of drum-set compositions, in particular, 3:4:5:7, where I play four simultaneous meters with a common downbeat, and improvise in each independent meter/tempo. This piece is polytempic. Alien Music features this same drum-set composition and has added parts in different tunings: slendro/pelog, 19-TET, Just, and 12-TET. Both pieces are in this list!! Enjoy!

pthoege peter thoegersen, West Hills, California, United States

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    Fjardingsvagar for Violin and Cello at 6.21
    on July 23, 2013 01:48

    great piece, Peter

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    African Slit Beat at 0.00
    on May 27, 2013 03:03

    @Marlynda Arnett: dammit, you are right!!!!!! need me some chocolate

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    Portrait of Stockhausen- For Thomas Merton and ... at 0.18
    on April 05, 2013 05:27
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    Take 12 UWS at 4.12
    on April 04, 2013 07:05

    sounds like a creature. awesome....

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    Slings and Arrows II at 2.13
    on March 18, 2013 04:48

    @hdathome: thanks, so much, man

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    Jove Defeats Saturn at 0.18
    on March 05, 2013 05:33

    @Altea Leszczynska: thank you so much, Altea, I follow you now!!!

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    Brass Quintet 2002 at 6.23
    on February 02, 2013 12:54

    @biocord: I dont know them, but I adore maximalism, since it still irritates american academics

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    Woodwind Quintet, 2002 at 5.09
    on February 02, 2013 12:53

    @biocord: thank you, so much

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    Sax Duet at 0.06
    on February 01, 2013 17:26

    my very first "composition" and still a good one, I hope!

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    N.Bykov - Charli / X Y Z / at 4.27
    on February 01, 2013 17:15

    humor in music is a great thing

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    BIOCORD - to Helm and back / Absolute Earth / at 6.23
    on February 01, 2013 17:13

    like king crimson in spots, except better

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    BIOCORD - DDD : for Dmytro Galona / high skies / at 3.53
    on February 01, 2013 17:12

    bravo, nikolay

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    Sax Duet at 0.00
    on January 31, 2013 23:54

    @biocord: sure, no problem, man dig your tracks, also

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    Jazzmatazz 1 at 3.34
    on January 31, 2013 19:30

    @biocord: thank you. glad.

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    Sax Duet at 1.31
    on January 31, 2013 19:30
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    Sax Duet at 0.25
    on January 31, 2013 19:29
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    Mesalazine-Veljaca(demo) at 0.06
    on January 21, 2013 19:23

    jURICA, THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME!!! it's like Primus and Crimson!!! youre my new hero!!!! keep up the great work.

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    Woodwind Quintet, 2002 at 6.57
    on December 15, 2012 23:27
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    Reincarnation, 2002 at 2.49
    on December 15, 2012 23:27

    @Fudisterik: thanks, man...it's a weird piece, huh?

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    Pattanaxia
    on December 09, 2012 23:48

    are you using additive synthesis? It's very atmospheric and reminds me of my Electric Cicedas. very cool.

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    Slings and Arrows at 6.43
    on December 04, 2012 00:59

    @Rune Martinsen: thanks, Rune, it took many many trials and many errors to get this one

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    Bounced Around at 2.12
    on December 04, 2012 00:58

    @scottznak: thank you!!!

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    Bounced Around at 3.23
    on December 04, 2012 00:58
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    Bounced Around at 6.06
    on December 04, 2012 00:58

    @ruelgo: thank you very much

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    Bounced Around at 4.56
    on December 04, 2012 00:57
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    Slings and Arrows II at 3.15
    on October 26, 2012 05:21

    @No Mates Ensemble: thanks! I love it!!! cheers, mate

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    Slings and Arrows II at 2.27
    on October 05, 2012 22:36

    @Fudisterik: thank you, man. I worked a long time on this one.

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    Slings and Arrows II at 7.25
    on August 16, 2012 15:56

    @Lcoma: yes, he sounds wonderful

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    Slings and Arrows II at 6.59
    on August 16, 2012 15:54
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    Slings and Arrows II at 6.18
    on August 16, 2012 15:54

    @Fudisterik: thank you very much

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    Full moon and a lamp at the door at 3.34
    on August 04, 2012 12:16

    death to the guitar. hope you guys die a hard death.

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    Alien Music, 2002 at 7.35
    on June 18, 2012 21:36

    @hdathome: the other pieces you heard, I believe were my academic pieces. made in protools. THANK YOU. I will develop this style. It comes from the drumset and like spokes on a wheel, extends out.......

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    Alien Music, 2002 at 3.44
    on June 18, 2012 21:35

    @hdathome: I like to wax and wain!!!!

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    Alien Music, 2002 at 0.21
    on June 18, 2012 21:34

    @hdathome: Hey! yeah, I feel it time for a new direction! from a drummer perspective. thanks.

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    Woodwind Quintet, 2002 at 6.45
    on June 17, 2012 00:49
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    Saturn Eats His Child at 10.47
    on June 16, 2012 07:35

    who mewed here? I kiss you

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    Sylphides - La pensée magique at 2.29
    on June 01, 2012 21:42

    great atmosphere. like a movie!

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    "iv - II7 - V7 - I"-like Progression in 16edo at 0.16
    on May 27, 2012 01:11
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    African Slit Beat at 0.39
    on May 12, 2012 04:44
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    African Slit Beat at 0.16
    on May 08, 2012 17:38

    @fernandogros: Thank you very much!

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