Following “La Primavera”, Achaziyah’s Synthetic Symphony No. 3, new objectives were made, and henceforth accomplished. Whereas “La Primavera” is a modular mix that intensifies from start to finish, representing the full bloom of spring, “Chordplay” blooms in a different fashion.
“Chordplay” sports many firsts in the Synthetic Symphony Series; this is the first legato symphony ever written in the series. This is also the first symphony with solo sections and vocals of any kind. There are also more modulations than ever before!!
Choc-full of love, passion and dedication via various expressions throughout, what better key to start with other than f# minor? What starts as a trio comprised of tuned toms, a bongo, and a dreamy keyboard turns to gradually let off into a marriage of percussion and melody that eventually bleeds into the peak of this 1st movement—“Rapture.” This movement was composed to describe the intensity of the infatuation between two lovers that will unlikely dissolve. The peak arrives at 2:31 and lasts until 3:32.A minute-long burst of chiastic melody from the bell synths, and purposed chord spills provide to be the pulse that drives our journey forward. A segue confirms the lovers’ rhapsody from 3:32 to 3:56, shifting to when the 2nd movement begins—“La Búsqueda Para Más.” This movement has a rather nebulous melody, symbolizing the search for another facet in an already multi-faceted and dynamic relationship. Another commonality between the two beings is found at 4:57, when the 3rd movement begins—“Roadster or Yacht?” As implied in the title, these two lovers have a common interest in life’s upper-echelon, and will make no compromise as to have what they have worked hard to deserve (the keywords here are “what they have worked hard to deserve”, because everything that they have at this point has been garnered by pure investment, commitment, and a drive to secure and actualize every ideal that they have set out to make). A day full of adventures in paradise has passed, and now it is time for the night’s festivities. “Kissed from the Moon” (the 4th movement) is a passage composed to cement the versatility and spontaneity of this romance—anything is likely to happen (anything of good fortune), and when trouble in paradise comes about, so does the 5th movement—“La Protección del Amor.” From 8:17 to 8:48, the first half of the 5th movement expresses love, gentleness, a mere sincerity and pleasure that arise when these two lovers are together. The last 35 seconds bring about the shift in the last movement that explains an intense passion that translates into protection and tenacity that are undying; this is my reason for returning to f#-minor, because the feelings I described earlier are similar to those that I feel every time I hear and compose in said key. Well, what do you know, we managed to keep this journey just under ten minutes; gee, life is full of fleeting moments. Live it like you mean it.