Thanks for listening!
These are very entertaining and interesting pieces indeed. The spirits of the Group des Six, Satie, and Stravinsky seem to hover over the Bagatelle. I am also reminded of Hamelin's hilarious Circus Galop. I did not hear the Falla influence even though I know most of his small oeuvre. Can you point out where and what exactly that is ?
Yes, those influences makes sense. Just as well you didn't see the Falla, lol I guess I merged it with my own style and gave it a different color.
The 1st Impromptu starts very promising, with fascinating sounds that would make excellent film music. However it loses momentum in the second half, starts sagging, as it were. Even then the sounds are very original.
I should mention that these pieces are meant or at least originally meant to work as film music pieces, a personal project of mine, and saw them as sort of cinematic sonatas, a merge of film music and "serious" music, in other words film music but that could hold on its own.
The 2nd Impromptu seems like more of the same, though less convincing. It does not seem to be able to decide where it wants to go (I always find that a weakness in compositions).
This one is more of an Etude on piano resonances. The first chord has 20 notes. It's true it's weaker in structure, I let more the dissonance effects guide the form. In the first half it more avant garde with a few brutal chords
then in the middle it starts to break down into some tremolo like patterns and less dissonant and in the the final third it goes into a more contemporary Debussy/Ravel style, opening the sound, releasing the tension. Hope that makes sense
Anyway, you certainly do know how to create intriguing sounds. I don't see any of these pieces being played by real hands though, they seem rely too much on digital rendering and would probably never sound as good when played by pianists.
Interesting point. But nothing like real piano resonances, something I'd be intrigued by with some of these chords. A huge challenge no doubt! The Bagatelle as Monica mentioned is quite suitable for piano, or any pianos, I would agree on that.
Thank you Chris for you interesting comments, much appreciated!