by Leon Lindon
I wasn’t exaggerating when I said I was going to be updating this site regularly. For today I offer you in the early hours of the morning (see timestamp), a little exercise I wrote for piano, which I call Silence, Sweet Silence.
This was written more or less to match the harmonic tendencies of the Romantic era, and thus I used several techniques and chords which you would hear in that type of music.
Of course, it would be nice if it were longer, but like Satie, I have a penchant for writing short pieces anyway, so I like it.
The rampantly-changing moods were achieved through a need to experiment in modulations but I actually really like the effect of the tonal instability and I felt that the overall impression was akin to the instability of human emotion.