Dirck Nagy wrote: ↑
Tue May 21, 2019 12:07 am
...I thought the drone / pedal point seemed an effective way to illustrate what seems to be the old, the aged, perhaps timelessness or even eternal quality of the wood...? Ambiguous tonality is your meandering walk...? With an occasional reconciliation into minor?
At ~2:25 is there rubato or a meter change? Seeing it live would make it more obvious, i guess.
So, I'm really curious about this: Since your piece is multimedia, what is your "ideal" performance venue for this? I mean ideally, should it be seen on a large video screen? or on a stage backdrop behind a live performance? or is a computer screen the end goal and finished product? Or is this a musical piece alone; the video mostly extraneous and only there because it makes youtube more interesting? I can see all these being valid.
Thanks, Dirck, for your comments. That low D pedal does remind me of some of the ideas you mentioned. The tonal aspects (D minor in the upper voice and arpeggiated chromatic chords underneath) were planned to keep the direction unpredictable, harmonies settling on consonances at a certain phrase endings. And there was a brief meter change or two.
Re the multimedia aspect, the music was done without expecting visuals to be added, then later combined as a collaboration experiment. I think the ideal environment for playback is a high res desktop monitor combined with a high quality stereo system.