Most of my pieces betray my passion for the music of past fretboard masters : John Dowland and Jose Ferrer, to name but a few. I also have a penchant for the harmonies of jazz and the syncopations that define the world of pop.
I'm not fond of music that doesn't sound nice. This may sound silly, but there seem to be plenty of musicians and composers out there who revel in sounds that, to me are just... well....plain ugly.
I finished this piece earlier this week, and had thought of calling it 'Solstice Galliard'; then I wondered about 'Darkest Night''; and then I started thinking about how dark the world has become in general during this past year, so I came up with 'Melanesia' which is the name of a group of Pacific islands not far from Tuvalu. Tuvalu is drowning, because of sea-level rise for which, ultimately, you and I are responsible.
Despite the passing of the winter solstice, I cannot see many signs of light on the horizon.
I cannot save the planet, but I would like to think my music can brighten up somebody' day.
For the score of this music please visit http://www.ray-hume.com
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