NSYO Sketch 3
In my last posting I was preparing to perform improvisations on the piano. It’s now a few days later and I’ve recorded seven or eight short improvisations. I’m transcribing one of the improvisations this morning. Composing in this fashion can lead to more organic material. That is, material that has a natural pace and flow. The sketch pasted below is (roughly) in C melodic minor, with A natural, B natural, over the subdominant of F. I’ve included two samples of the sketch: the first is an overview of the opening few phrase units, and the second shows some development further into the work. The concertino soloists might still be flute, clarinet, percussion, and violin, but it’s too early to tell for sure. The opening sound (measure 1) in this sketch is distance metal percussion swirls, followed by a pedal F (strings?) that supports longer contrapuntal lines in the higher (solo) voices. The material eventual becomes more active over the span of six minutes.