rundfunk (1994) is the extended instrumental of my song “run2Dfunk.” The music is based on a four-part canon loop played on two pianos, from which all the other parts are derived. The first section is in B Dorian with a time signature of 7/8, and the short second section, D major hexatonic and 5/8.
Like many of my pieces, this could almost be subtitled “after themes by Steve Reich,” recalling in particular Eight Lines and Music for a Large Ensemble. It is otherwise a direct response to the global popular music of my youth.
Composed and recorded 1994
Music and composer’s notes copyright Bruce Russell 2017