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I began this composition with the idea of 'ostinato', which is a motif or phrase which is persistently repeated in the same musical voice.
I'm persistently attracted to the use of ostinatos, so I found it easy to go in that direction. I tried to balance the cacophony of ostinatos with sections of chord changes- totally different textures. I wanted to contrast the more chaotic sections with sections that felt much more soothing and controlled. I usually adhere to classical concepts of beauty- the use of juxtaposing 'opposites': darkness vs light, calm vs agitated, good vs evil, soothing vs agitation, etc.
I often begin a composition with a simple concept, like I might write a tune that changes its chord on every quarter note with very few repetitions. One idea I like is the concept that if a particular series of chord changes happens over the span of, say, 10 bars, then it can also work at a much faster rate, ie eighth notes. So a simple idea like that can give rise to a full-scale composition.
Feel free to share your criticisms and cover aspects regarding the technical recording and/or the flow of the composition. I appreciate all feedback.
Doug: Great start! It's got a nice basic feel to it. Elaborating on your comments about contrasts, I'd like to hear you include a spacier section based on some pitch centers somewhat more remote from the A modal ostinato section and using less moton. for example :
Amodal ......... || Bbmi9 /Eb .......Eb /F / F/ G ..........Bb /C / GbMA7 5b ........ || Amodal
just an idea ..
BTW: Sounds like Chris has been working on shedding his chops a bit since moving to Atlaanta ..sounds really good.
...mmm ..a "woody" ?
still , I hope your hegira across the pond was successful, refreshing, and also gave you a woody .... :)