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A new modern composition of mine - this draws on a huge variety of influences, yet remains very French in style, with sections reminiscent of Ravel, Debussy and Messiaen.

A major part of this piece is a focus on dissonance and resolution, to symbolise that all things, no matter how dark, far-fetched and out-of-the-norm in an otherwise transparent world will always have a positive intention driving it.

Tonally, this is neither tonal nor atonal. Like the orbit of a celestial body, it will frustratingly never reach the the epicenter of its attraction, but it will always circle around it - like a hopeless romantic. It will constantly oscillate between periapsis and apoapsis indefinitely, gently in and out as an everlasting pattern.

And so, I humbly present to you, Bittersweet.
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Uploaded: Sep 19, 2013 - 11:15:45 AM
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2017 - 05:24:34 PM Last Played: Mar 25, 2017 - 05:24:42 PM
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Soundhound said 1462 days ago (September 19th, 2013)
Nice piece....
Of work gothic in nature, but harmonically sound in it's
structure..

Well done..
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Llarion said 1461 days ago (September 19th, 2013)
Nothing like a b9
Without a 7th to darken it up... It's interesting how the resolutions you've chosen in the first section sort of "dissolve" from one to another, almost as if there's no movement, or the movement is camouflaged, but resolution happens. The second section is truly lovely. There's sort of a deliberately random nature to the progression, like you're deliberately never choosing the normal path... A commendable and interesting exercise. I think for the sake of accessibility, it might be wise to have one or two standard cadences in there just to serve as anchor points for the listener. Plus, they'd be so out of context, they'd sound suitably weird. :)
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egobandit said 1459 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
I like this tea
its like a dance dark corners and beauty at every corner, Phillip Glass comes to mind A very beautiful piece
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Parichayaka said 1456 days ago (September 24th, 2013)
Excellent
I especially enjoyed the first third of this wonderful improvisation/composition. These tracks are a treasure chest for ideas too - you could revisit quite a few outstanding sections here and refine, orchestrate or use them in any other genre.

The beginning chord progressions is particularly striking, intriguing and beautifully resolved. Around 2:00 your style reminds of Arvö Part's "Für Alina" for example (in case you don't know that one, get it and listen to it!).

I like your description, but frankly the word 'bittersweet' doesn't cover half the range of emotions here. You're very talented, and this is both enjoyable and impressive!
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hackneybloke said 1387 days ago (December 3rd, 2013)
bittersweet
really really beautiful piece. elegiac and uplifting at the same time. ... made me think of ravel's piano trio in A minor...and debussy of course.

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davajonah said 1079 days ago (October 6th, 2014)
Gosh
Nahum. I just saw your link to this elsewhere. I don't know how I missed this piece, but it's quite magnificent.
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