chapter  2
The Composition of a Mood
WithJon Arcaraz Puntonet
Pages 18

This chapter explores the idea of rhythm as a quality that induces in the observer a mood and a behaviour that reveal the emotion and meaning of a work. It aims to compares Fernando Higueras’s project of 10 Residences for Artists on El Pardo Hill in Madrid with Manuel de Falla’s ballet El Amor Brujo. The purpose of the attributes of the perception of form, namely, rhythm, harmony, and equilibrium, was their reference to the whole of the piece. Once the sundry components have been identified, a study of their composition in larger groups will help to understand, first, the work’s syntax and then, second, its semantics. The renders it expedient to begin by analysing the formal attributes of the form mentioned earlier: background rhythm, tonic rhythm, dynamic rhythms, and rhythm of the timbre. The rhythmic effect of syncopation as an offbeat may be assimilated into the poetic effect of enjambment.