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RE: Scriabin's 'mystic chord'  Mal Humes
 Jan 30, 2007 20:16 PST 
Interesting stuff. Here's some links on the topic that I found, including
the claim that Scriabin was drunk his whole life after an alcohol overdoes
as a child, and some of the mystical elements of his work, and some
technical discussions of the chord and harmony and melody.

http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/Strasse/9981/scriabin.html
http://www.answers.com/topic/alexander-scriabin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthetic_chord
http://members.aol.com/martinarts/Scriabin.html

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from the 2007 SF Tape festival program notes

Golden uses Scriabin's 'mystic chord', which he himself called
'the synthetic Chord', which is also known as "The Promethean Chord"
- containing the notes C,F#,Bb, E,A,D. The piece is arranged in such a
way that consecutive notes fall onto the 16 different speakers, so any
sequence of eight notes would occur, one note in each pair of speakers,
moving around the room, with the ninth note falling back in the first
speakers.   
	
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