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Pitch into Time: Notes on Anthony Braxton’s Lower Register

Stuart Broomer

Published: 2008-05-04

"Pitch into Time" is a brief note on Anthony Braxton's use of extreme low registers such as tuba ensembles and contra-bass saxophone; a more general fascination with the destructive powers of sub-sonic frequencies; and Ezra Pound's parallel interest in the idea of "the Great Bass," in which rhythms mathematically parallel the frequencies of audible pitches.

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