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CHRISTOPHER CERRONE: MEMORY PALACE (EXCERPT)

By Tim Munro

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“beaufort scales” can be seen as something of a musical sequel, or at least companion piece, to “Memory Palace,” in the way that it uses simple, affecting harmonies and unusual sounds to evoke another time and place. The composer writes: “‘Memory Palace’ is a kind of paean to places and people that have deeply affected me. The title refers to an ancient technique of memorization that helped orators remember very long speeches by placing mental signposts in an imaginary location and ‘walking’ through it. In this piece, the palace is my life.”