Well, another school term has passed and yet another whirlwind of homework and activity has come and gone. Shifting gears was totally weird. I guess I fell into a mode where there was always another assignment around the corner that had to be worked on… the shadow of procrastination and doom lurking over my head. When there wasn’t, there wasn’t this startling realization or a lifting sense of freedom… just the realization that I didn’t have to go home and get studying any more. The day after finals were over, sleep deprived and braindead, I recorded this song.
This piece is about a month and a half old. While I wrote it, I imagined it as an experiment in multitracked pianos. Most of the primary melody however was improvised as I added layers on Friday. Everything, except from various percussion, is piano. The cymbal crash is a mixture of two samples courtesy of the freesound project. There’s some great stuff over there.. I wish I’d learned to use the site sooner!
I guess what I envision when I play this piece is the sort of unfolding patterns of shapes and colors I see when I press on my eyes. A sort of introspective journey. Close your eyes.
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