'“Antilogy” - An analogy finds the likeness between two things or activities that might not seem alike. An antilogy (think anti-analogy) finds the difference between two things or activities: this thing over here functions in a way that is different from that thing over there.
“Antilogy” is a great word that I had never heard or read until I started looking for a title for this piece. It seemed appropriate for a piece that kept bouncing from one state (fast and rambunctious) to a different one (calm and peaceful).
Although the number of beats per measure changes continuously, I have purposefully left the time signatures out in an effort to keep the score readable and clean. Instead, the placement of beams shows precisely how notes are grouped. There is a near constant alteration, especially in the allegro sections, of quarter beat groups with groups of three sixteenth notes, which keeps the rhythm off-kilter and lilting.
I wrote this piece for a solo recital in 2014 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I am the horn professor.
Antilogy is dedicated to Meg and Charlie.'
- Daniel Grabois
Daniel Grabois is a renowned performer and educator of horn. Formerly a resident of New York City, he has played with almost all of the ensembles there, including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, St. Luke's Chamber Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York City Opera, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and American Symphony Orchestra. He is the former Chairman of the Manhattan School of Music's Contemporary Performance Program and former professor of horn at The Hartt School. Currently, Dan resides in Wisconsin where he is Assistant Professor of Horn at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.