Composite Units

by Ian Battenfield Headley

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Composite Units (2013)

Glitch music explored through the style of Sonata form and variation techniques, as opposed to the often brutalist and aggressive edge the genre. The technique of four-voice polyphonic leading and counterpoint are followed- but use the practices as a way of organizing timbres and rhythms as opposed to pitches. The work develops along a condensed sonata form utilizing not tonic and dominant relations but timbal and rhythmic units to compose distinct themes and sections that are developed through variation and opposition.


released September 9, 2013

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Ian Battenfield Headley New York, New York

Ian Battenfield Headley is a NYC-based composer. His music has been described as, exploring the, ”Beautiful dichotomies between organic recordings and processed sounds that imitate each other.” (Weird Ear Records), and “...strikingly visceral, three-dimensional...” (New Music Box). ... more

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