A few days ago, I posted a short piece to illustrate some comments. It was a simple structure, and easy to play. Then, I renovated and expanded that piece, which became somewhat more complex. Yesterday, I did the following, (final?) stage of evolution.
I loaded them into QT players and played each one for a short time, rotating them.
Do you think you can go out a little further with this?
I would like to hear it.
Well, right after I posted the link to part III saying that was the end, I began further work on it. I have another incarnation of it nearly ready. It has now grown to nearly 8 minutes from the original 3, which started from a sketch of about 20 seconds. It may never end! But as it grows, it needs more attention to tempo and dynamics. It will be listed soon, maybe a day or two.
I like this a lot. It has a Copland/Rodeo affect to it, without the Americana. Don't misunderstand - I like the Copland - but this is very captivating. The rhythmic patterns which are almost minimalistic in repetition, work well with the chromatic forays. A lot of subtlety here, but worth listening for!
Thanks for posting this!
OT - I know you have lamented the slooowness of your internet connection; is satellite service available in Redwood country?
I just got time to take a quick listen to all three incarnations of this piece. It was very interesting to listen to it evolve. Although I like all three versions, I was particularly taken with the last one.