Nearly 8 months later…
That’s right, nearly 8 months later I bring to you the final composition in my Reveries experiment and I’ve learned roughly two things:
1.) The more things change, the more things stay the same.
2.) Being creative is a pain in the ass.
All of that being said, I can’t express how happy I am to have finished a project of this size! Never before have I written this much music for any one thing, much less a collection of music that is so wildly diverse.
When I started this project all of those months ago I had thought that maybe I would have pushed myself as far as I could possibly go by the time it was finished. I had fully expected that I would have run out of musical steam. Good news for me though, I didn’t. (As I write this post I am likewise writing another piece of music, which will make it on to this blog at some point, that is far superior in every aspect to the music I have displayed here prior to now).
[Until then, I reserve that honor for the piece of music that I am about to show you in just a moment.]
So, here it is! A piece in pieces…a piece in relatively independent sections…or is it three separate pieces on one audio track? I don’t know. Honestly I’ll leave that distinction to you.
This is a piece of music that I wish I could hear played live. Maybe one day I will be able to, who knows! Meanwhile, let me explain what I have discovered upon writing this blog. Ready?
Alright, so I unintentionally began this composition with a melody that sounds like a twisted version of Reveries Op. 1.
Ironically, the second musical idea of Reveries Op. 5 harkens back to Op. 2
…and the last musical idea aptly flows into a melody and accompaniment that sounds very much so like the pianos of Reveries Op. 4.
Call me a conspiracist, but there is an unprecedented level of organization and intent here in Reveries Op. 5. I just wish I got the memo! At no time, when I was composing this, did I think about the other pieces I had written for Reveries. I admit I may have listened to them a few times over the last eight months, but it wasn’t with the intention of creating some grand piece of music that captured what I considered to be the best parts of this project up until now (even though that is what ultimately happened).
Reveries Op. 5 is the definitive accumulation of every creative impulse I have had for the last eight months. This includes those that are not musical in nature, and I couldn’t be more proud of myself.
One last thing, I would like to thank all of those who have been here with me from the very beginning. Next, I would like to say thank you to all of those whom have come here within the last two months. Slowly, but surely, this blog is turning into the creative space that I envisioned it to be and because of your wonderful responses and interactions with the content posted here I feel that much better about devoting my time to this place.
At first I was weary of the MANY people that were finding their way to this blog in response to the events of these last two months…it was a (and continues to be a) very hard time for me and to say the least I was worried about how these droves of people would respond to and interact with the content that they found here. However, most everyone has come to me with kindness, an open mind, and a large quantity of positive/constructive attitudes that make presenting content all the more worth it.
So, for those of you who are new, or unaware, I am always open to submissions from you too me concerning art. I want this place to facilitate not just my own development as an artist, but at times the development of others. Recently I posted a serial short story by my friend Matthew Thrasher. He is meant to be an example of the sort of opportunity that I want to exist here.
Feel free to contact me through the About page with any writing (music, literature, otherwise) and I will guarantee a swift response.
Disclaimer: A response is guaranteed, a place on the blog is not.