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This is an etude in the form of a Rondo. I don't make too much of it except that it addresses the topic a of recent thread here about 'how to introduce asymmetrical phrases into your writing to give it interest and unpredictability, which are pretty much the same thing. The techniques I used are a malleable time signature (2/4), truncation of theme, inversion of theme, pointillism of theme, fooling the listener to hear the strong beats as weak beats and vice verse. And there is something like a Stretto, but not quite. Where the last bar of a line forms the first bar of the next line, effectively melding/confusing a proper cadence with a new line. 

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Hi

The general impression es that of fluidity. All the techniques you mentioned are not perceived, but in a whole way, which I think is good. The melody is clear and interesting, it catches my attention. One of the "modern" aspects for me is the treatment of the "rhythm" section, very noticeable. The complex chords at the end are amazing, they sound "dense", reminding me some works by Rautavaara.

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A delightful little piece.  I'll be honest, I didn't hear the rondo form but probably more because my ear isn't accustomed to hearing modern harmonies within a classical form.  I love the rhythmic complexities, keeps the listener off-balance in a good way.

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14 hours ago, bkho said:

A delightful little piece.  I'll be honest, I didn't hear the rondo form but probably more because my ear isn't accustomed to hearing modern harmonies within a classical form.  I love the rhythmic complexities, keeps the listener off-balance in a good way.

 

Thank you very much. There are two themes chasing each other around, not unlike a snake biting its own tale.  it's very compressed. I don't know what else to call it but a Rondo. Thanks for listening, Brian!

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