Christopher Ducasse

Koze Dantan - Computer

2018
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*Computer Generated Sound
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String Orchestra

"Koze Dantan" which is a Haitian Title that means "Old Time Stories", is reminiscence of some habits in Haiti where in the old days families would hangout at night and the older would tell stories to the young. Those stories would vary from horror stories, to war stories, love stories, to funny stories; in summary it was stories about how their time differed from what were living in. Which was a way to keep the memories from the past alive, and also for us the next generation to learn from the more experiences and move towards a better future.

This composition is based on a Haitian Rhythm called "Yanvalou". Yanvalou is a Rhythm and Dance of Haiti, named after its associated movements. Yanvalou is one of the most important rhythms in Haitian folklore, it is sometimes linked to "Knowledge", "Patience", "Strength" and "Healing". sually played on Three different congas named "Manman (mother)", "Segon (second)" and "Kata" the latter being always played with sticks on the body of a conga; or on one Conga playing a combination or summary of all those 3 instruments. The beat of the rhythm of Yanvalou is a combination of
Triple-Duple time (1-2-3 |1 2) in this composition with 3 eighth-notes forming the triple and 2 dotted eighth-notes (or eighth-notes Duplet) for the duple.


Instrumentation

2 Violins - Viola - Cello - Bass

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