The piece Cigno Nero was written using Neo-Riemannian Theory, elements of Schillinger’s system of music composition and Arvo Pärt’s Tintinnabuli technique. The first half of the piece uses chord progressions that have foundation in the Neo-Riemannian Theory (NRT).
I chose a series of chords, of which most are connected through NRT moves, and wrote them on the molecule of Serotonin.
The second half of the piece uses techniques by Arvo Pärt and Schillinger. For instance, one of the pianos plays a rhythm that can be described with Schillinger 3:2 resultant. The main melody makes use of Arvo Pärt’s compositional technique Tintinnabuli. This creates wonderful melodies with suspensions.