muted tones

october 06

this entry is from october 06. click here for more information about the curator, and to hear the finished work if it's available.


october 20th, 2006

I’ve been trying to figure out a way for the 2nd Major motif to fit in after the first section branches out from the chord change. I think this may be a way to bridge the modal, atmospheric section of the middle, to the major (dominant) tonal shift of the penultimate section. That was a very wordy sentence…sorry. Anyway, I’m starting to see an overall picture of this piece in my head. I dreamed about it last night. I got very little sleep at all, and the one time I actually hit REM I dreamt about travelling across California with my fiancee, and two strangers in a taxicab. We were driving through the desert when all of sudden I noticed a cougar climbing down a hill in the near distance. Just as I told everyone to look it took flight and disappeared over the mountains. No one believed me… Next thing I know, I put a CD in the cab’s stereo and it happens to be the Muted Tones piece. In the dream it has its merits but no one pays attention and it soon starts to devolve into a big mess of noise. I felt embarrassed and tried to explain it away. Maybe I still am.


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