Or is it? See what you think.
Woods at Sunsrise (1.4M)
There was a thread somewhere else about dissonance, and I was (rightly or wrongy) arguing that no diatonic music is really dissonant.
So I had a go at writing a 7 note piece using as many discordant intervals as I could, to see if the result was dissonant. I've tried to use lots of non-triadic chordal structure and made extensive use of the intervals I reckoned to be most discordant: major and minor 9ths and 7ths, and diminished fifths.
It's in two parts. The first uses sustained chords to establish the modality of the piece. The second is more melodic, but still trying to keep plenty of discord.
The melody begins with the notes e,g,b over a held f/c. That should be about as dissonant as you can get right?
Anyway. I'd really like to see what anyone else thinks. My opinion is that sounds very sweet and not remotely dissonant.