Tuesday, April 12, 2005

"a soothing piano tune"

the beginning has a continuous c# in what seems like eighth notes. other random notes are thrown in as though they are thoughts. the line moves with the thinking...very intense...not very soothing. all the while, the c# is there. all at once, the c# goes down an octave, then back up. this is kind of throwing me off...my ear is agitated by the random changes. the melody is now in the very deep bass, almost unrecognizable pitches.

i'm feeling very anxious as the c# is being driven into my soul. intervals and tone clusters fill the air while the c# is being pounded relentlessly. at times there is cadential solace...and then a tone cluster takes all that i've come to agree with and throws it out the window. i really like the progression through the chords. the chords then take on some of the eighth note rhythms...but they seem slightly out of sync. the eigth notes in the bass seem to weigh down the movement of the piece.

now we're back to the eighth notes in the very high register of the piano. the melody is back in sparse occourances. there is a very effective ritardando at the end...almost a fading feeling.
rounded binary form. not soothing, as the title suggests...but still nice.

1 comment:

Scott Spiegelberg said...

So who composed it? Who performed it? Inquiring minds want to know.