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anchor without tonality nor intricate
sonata form triple-stopped over rapid
counterpoint plucked sul ponticello
as percussive discord quarter-toned
tunes a lullaby col legno rebounding
against long-range contrapuntal stasis
on which irregular additive rhythms
reflect the most invariable syllabic
stress taken to new heights of density
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