Dixie Sketches

 

This has nothing to do with Dixie as understood by most musicians, but started out as incidental music for a short film about an art workshop in Dixie Woods. However, it soon developed a mind of its own and went in directions I could never have envisaged. It's no longer suitable for the film, so here it is as a stand-alone piece of music.

It's my first attempt at an idea which has been germinating in my head for a while, which is to write music with ambiguous time. Although the piece has a steady rhythm throughout, it also has two separate syncopated bass lines and several of the instruments disregard the time signatures and the bars within it completely and just flow almost randomly through time.

 

 

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