Composition #13 "Around 8"

Today the muse hit me in the afternoon and I happily settled down with a sheet of music manuscript paper. I decided to base this short piano piece on eighth notes, using 3/8, 4/8, 5/8, 6/8 and 7/8 variously throughout. This was to create a lopsided effect with the um-papa bass line. I started by writing the top line in E Major and the bottom line in C Major. Predictably this sounded like rubbish, so I combined the two lines into the top line and added a different bass part. I then worked on developing a melody of sorts, and added a brief reprise to finish with. I tweaked the middle line a fair bit to ensure it didn't compete with the melody, and voila!, another short piece for piano that I quite like.

To illustrate this music I ferreted out some photos of a ferris wheel I made in Melbourne in 2009 with one of my plastic cameras. I found the negatives and scanned them, then combined them into a little composite, hopefully giving the feeling of a clunky old piece of unsafe machinery that echos my latest micromusic.

 Southbank, Melbourne.

Southbank, Melbourne.