By GLENN DISNEY
Style: Small Ensemble, “New Music”
ABOUT THE PIECE:
Fractional State was composed for the new music ensemble Citywater. Full of driving, repetitive rhythms and eerie, dissonant melodic motifs, this piece often sounds pentatonic in nature. Not surprising, as the entire piece utilizes just 6 pitches: C, E, Eb, F, A and Bb.