Thanks for having listened, and I hope you've found something to enjoy here while I was posting, but as with all things, we've reached an end.
“The rest is silence.”
A new recording has been premiered on the Facebook page under the title "A Waltz in Winter". A slightly uncharacteristic piece not only in being a waltz but in that much of the piece is spent in major keys while the thematic material is explored.
The piece is also somewhat experimental in that the melody is an extrapolation from a textual source, a treatment of text-as-music, using the words of a certain proposal as inspiration.
Hope you'll enjoy my final work of 2010.
My work can now be found in a few additional places online. After several requests, it's finally available on Facebook, both at that link and in the new sidebar here.
For the interested, it may also be discovered now as part of the experience of the Sixty One.
If you'd like to see it elsewhere, leave your suggestions in the comments.
“Εἰ δ᾽ ἄγε νῦν, Ἐρατώ, παρά θ᾽ ἵστασο, καί μοι ἔνισπε...”
Long already a muse and inspiration to me, as I have mentioned here before, I have written and released this newest piece to acknowledge that she has also inspired me in ways and directions I'd no longer thought open to me.
It's but a little thing, I know, but we work with what gifts we have and this is mine. Thank you, my dear, for everything: my life is better with you in it.
With all my love, then, I present for you, Catherine, your track “Erato”—the Greek's muse of love for the muse of my own:
Up to the present, I have used the once decent artist hosting service of iMeem to provide my listeners with free, streaming versions of the music I have released and blogged here. Today it was brought to my attention that those links no longer worked but instead were displaying a plethora of unwanted and unintended advertising here. Investigating, I have discovered that at some recent point the blasted behemoth of MySpace has acquired iMeem, and with neither site alerting any of the artists once hosted there about the matter, have removed access, streaming or otherwise, to our works hosted there.
I apologize for this inconvenience, and will investigate as soon as I have the chance, some other means of offering my works for listening here again. In the meantime, some thirty-five tracks of my work are currently available for free listening at the Last.FM site, under the artists Agrypnia and Hexachordum, the latter for bass work.
A small piece this time round, barely three minutes of playtime. It began as a simple piano melody that came to mind one evening earlier in the week, but shaped by the week's events and some dream-time inspiration it has emerged as a small work for violin with piano accompaniment, primarily in E minor, with small diversions into G major and C minor along the way. The title, I think suitable enough, comes from a line in the Mayrhofer poem "Einsamkeit" which Schubert once set to music.
The work may be heard here at Last.FM.