7-25-13: This Could Have Gone Somewhere

7-25-13: This Could Have Gone Somewhere

This could have gone somewhere: it sounds like the prelude to something else, and perhaps that something else is coming later today, or tomorrow, or never. When I finished improvising this short piece, I felt like I should have gone on, that I was giving up to soon. But when I listened to it, I realized I stopped at exactly the right moment—the moment when I was losing interest.

7/22/13: Prelude & Feud #1 in C

7/22/13: Prelude & Feud #1 in C

Technically this comes from the same session on June 11 at Tone Zone as the tracks below, but I’m just getting to editing, cleaning up, and otherwise making them ready for public consumption (if you consider listening to music a form of consumption), so since the actual mix of the track is today, that’s the date I’m giving this entry. Anyway, why would anyone care?

So, for those of you who are scoring at home, this is a complete written composition ( but the improvised tracks still vastly out number the written), and it is a particular set I began writing about 6 years ago and am only just now beginning to record/perform: they’re very hard because they are purely contrapuntal, in the style of Bach, yes, but not in the style of Bach—if you know what I mean. What I mean is that I treat each voice as an individual entity (like Bach) but the actual style and language is contemporary (not like Bach.)