Fantasy on the Eve of a Vernal Equinox

Fantasies of the Solar Seasons

Fantasy on the Eve of a Vernal Equinox 

 

Program Notes

Originally scored for organ, Fantasy on the Eve of a Vernal Equinox is my first attempt at writing electronic music. I realized that the colors I had in mind while specifying organ stops would translate marvelously into electronic timbres. The piece presents and develops two pitch class sets which are later combined into a dominant ninth chord at the conclusion of the work. The goal of the piece is to move the listener from foreign sounds to familiar sounds so that by the time we have reached the conclusion, the dominant harmony feels at home and requires no resolution. Original sounds were created using FM8 and realized in Logic Pro and Garageband.

Austin Brake
October 2012
Canyon, Texas