Intrigued by unusual time signatures favored by certain
Eastern European musicians (especially Bulgarian), this movement is an imagined
‘jam session.’ It has two meter patterns: the shorter of the two is
7/8-3/4-7/8-3/4 and the full verse is 7/8-3/4-7/8-3/4-2/4-5/8.
Following the advice of Arnold Schoenberg, this movement
the exploration of an interesting chord progression/harmony configuration which
was created first, after which I composed the melodic solo.
The first half is based on an experimental guitar
featured ‘hammering down’ the strings on frets without the use of the right
hand – double notes, on either side of the fret. The second half is a
return to the ‘jam session’ idea and configuration.