Monday, April 13, 2015

Diabelli Project 086 - Piano Piece

The Diabelli Project is about offering my weekly flash-composition sketches freely to all. Like Antonio Diabelli's theme these sketches aren't great music. But perhaps (as in Diabelli's case) there's a Beethoven out there who can do great things with them.

This week's flash composition is a study in tone clusters. Normally my harmonies are much sparser and the intervals open. But part of the Diabelli Project is about challenges; challenging myself to spontaneously create on demand, challenging myself to write for different combinations of instruments, challenging myself to write different types of (classical) music -- and challenging myself to write music I normally wouldn't write.

So here it is. The minor second turns of the melody just seemed to grow out of the minor and major seconds of the harmony. (click on image to enlarge)

As always, this sketch is offered to any and all who'd like to use it in a work of their own. All I ask is that you let me know what the results are -- I'm curious to hear how this turns out.

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