Works nos. 112, 116–119
I completed Sin aliento the previous year, and it felt like my take on post-rock; after some troubled times in 2017 (reflected in e.g. the Two Studies for solo MIDI-controlled piano), I felt I needed to turn to rock and pop music for inspiration again; I started making sketches for pieces involving a drum set accompanying a traditional Western orchestral instrument. Then Saint Etienne's Home Counties came out that year, and the song Whyteleafe made me think of Baroque Pop... This led to Red Light, for harpsichord and drum set, structured like a pop song in 40-second verses, but without a refrain. The form and the harmony seem to spell "pop music", but the beat never becomes regular, and lives as it would in a Western art music context. It felt like a celebration, like a return to my roots because I never really listened to classical music until I was in my twenties.
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