Thursday, June 30, 2016

Kaleidoscope - New Original Piano Music!

Hello everyone, I hope that you are having a great artistic week! While I am feeling a little under the weather today, I wanted to be sure to share with you all a creative project that I have been working on these past few weeks. This is a new piano piece, titled “Kaleidoscope” that I wrote with a driving melodic line accompanied by a warm synthpad (cello like sound) and a drum. I recorded and mixed this work together with software on my laptop, playing in the parts from my keyboard. I added several effects the parts, altering the sound, seeking an ethereal quality to the music.  

It has been a little while since I composed any new pieces, and it was an engaging experience creating a musical work just for fun. I studied composition formally in college, but that always felt like work, so for this piece, I wrote music that I would enjoy listening to: simple, playful, and energetic. 

When I was a small boy, my grandmother had a basket that was full of Kaleidoscopes at her house. I remember looking through the small hole on one end, spinning the tube around to watch the fractal colors shimmer and collide. When I had finished writing this piece and listened to the whole work from start to finish, it reminded me of that sensory experience and I could hear the colors shifting from position to position.


For the best listening experience, I suggest wearing headphones, which will give you a better sound quality than standard monitor or laptop built-in speakers. 

You can hear more of my music here:

Question of the Day?

What do you hear when you listen to this piece 
What would you title it?

Let me know in the comments below or at the Impulsive Artistry Facebook Page.

Thanks so much for listening; I hope that you enjoyed it. I will be back next week with another photo set from my recent trip to beautiful Vermont. As always, have an amazing creative day!


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