Streaming is a dense mass of teeming
rhythms and motifs. A dynamic, exuberant work bringing together many,
sometimes disparate, compositional devices including texture blocks &
layering, and elements of repetitive & process music. Conversely,
I have also combined these with more traditional techniques like thematic
reminiscence & variation, thematic transformation and, believe it
or not, good old sonata form. The language is tonal, but often dissonant,
and all these elements have been blended to create what I believe is an
electrifying scherzo for full orchestra.
Peter McAleer was born in Bedfordshire
in 1952. He studied piano, violin, viola and, briefly, horn at school.
There he rapidly developed an interest in composition, writing and performing
many instrumental pieces, and, urged on by his teachers and the early
success of these youthful concerts, went on to study composition with
Bernard Stevens and piano with John Russell at the Royal College of Music,
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