Improvisation

When this blog entry is posted, I will be in Houston for the AGO National Convention.  A forthcoming composition is being performed Thursday evening and I am delighted that I will be there for its premier. The Evening Improvisation 5 is a combination of several different ideas.  The first, one that I do like using … More Improvisation

Improvisation

The fourth Evening Improvisation attempts to use the organ as a percussion instrument.  This sort of thing has been done before, but one distinct advantage to this improvisation is the organ itself.  All organs may have similar aspects while still being unique to their space and builder.  To be totally honest, the instrument at the … More Improvisation

Improvisation

The third of the Evening Improvisations also uses a simple progression as the basis for exploration.  Namely, a c-eb moving to a d-f, and an f-g moving to f#-a.  Unlike the last improvisation, where the movement is from one pitch to another unfolding over the entire improvisation, this one gives its cards right from the beginning, … More Improvisation