Some of you will recall that I posted a discussion with the same title as this one a few weeks ago. I am re-posting due to several requests both here on CF and on YouTube to extend the piece. This I have done and now it has stretched from about 7 to 15 minutes in length. In it I have tried throughout to hold the listener's interest by utilising harmonic, melodic and developmental contrasts. All the thematic material has evolved from the initial few phrases to enable cohesion and logical progression. I have discovered a great deal from constructing this - certainly in terms of what instrumental groups work best together; just how forgiving atonal harmonies can be if the voicing is sufficiently diverse; how it is possible to be inventive when developing ideas from small beginnings; and the importance of part writing and counterpoint.
I was also asked to incorporate a greater melodic sense within the constructs of atonality and this I have done with what (to my ears at least) appears to be successful effect.
It is as a direct result of intelligent and thoughtful comments from CF members and elsewhere that I have suffered sleepless nights, this because I have found it nigh on impossible to drag myself away from working towards the finish of the piece....a process I admit to have found both exciting and rewarding.
Ideas and suggestions as to further development of the piece or where you think it might be 'tweaked' to good effect would be received with much gratitude.
Thank you for taking the time out to listen.