Progressions in Conversation Set 2, for piano with optional electronics
Listen to these on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaJrO2OylUg
In the first progression of Set 2, I was thinking about time, and kids, and how people grow up. I suppose this is one of the facts of life, that time passes, but it's sometimes an overwhelming thing to think about. I'm sure that if you think hard enough you can remember a time when it struck you as well. So, this was an attempt to express that sentiment, and perhaps also the feeling of nostalgia for innocence in youth. The second progression leans more towards everyday tough questions that I'm sure people ask themselves, but don't seem to talk openly about very much. These are the overarching, existential questions such as 'what are we doing here?', 'where are we going, with all of our development?', 'who are we, as a species, as people?', and the like. This piece stemmed from a simple concept, simply thinking about what we as people are doing on this planet.
The whole piece takes roughly 15 minutes to perform. Included in the preview is the cover, and the first page of each progression. The full PDF is 14 pages in length.
If you would like the electronics component to play with, please contact me!