Forty-Five: Back to the Boots

04.19: Gravity’s Rainbow

In which we take a look at episodes six and seven of Book Three of Gravity’s Rainbow.

The Tristan chord, which Alan mentions as the “magic chord” in Tristan und Isolde, is F, B, G#, and D#. It can alternately be any chord with the intervals of augmented fourth, augmented sixth, and augmented ninth. You can find a sample, both written out and as a MIDI file, at Wikipedia.

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