Canon 'Adagio senza tempo' (2012)

This is a yet another product of my fondness for canons, but I've only kept the very basics of canonic form here. Each of the two 'voices' is actually polyphonic, thus not simply melodic lines, but whole chord sequences are imitated. This is the first time I've used the golden mean to structure a piece. There's a sharp break at a point defined by the ratio, and what follows has a clearer sound. For a time, the imitation is very easily heard. Then it passes, and this section is shorter than the first. I thought of it as of a reflection that is more clear than the image itself, which gives it a ghostly quality.

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The next piece to use the golden ratio was Breakout, for cymbals.