Tuesday 22 April 2008

Aspects of chromatic harmony

These are more latin experiments. The first is a Jobim-inspired thing which loses its way a bit, but which typifies the chromatic falling harmonies of Jobim's music.

The second uses very similar harmonies but in a less rhythmic way. This is more like the 'fragrant garden' music of Delius. I was in Fletcher Moss gardens with Isobel this evening which was quite idyllic, and this sort of music seems very appropriate. What's the difference between them - answer: the second lack the rhythmic regulator of the first, and therefore feels more 'personal'. The first is a curious blend of personal and public with its insistent rhythm - maybe a bit like 'stripper' music (that's one for tomorrow!)
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