SiO2 by aworldofsound published on 2013/04/17 07:55:06 +0000 There exist several different varieties of quartz, all of which I consider beautiful in a unique way. From semi-opaque to rich chatoyant hues, this crystalline mineral is the second most common on our planet and as such, is often low grade and fused to a conglomerate of other minerals such as in granite. How different are we, then? A collaborative effort of thoughts, ideas, based on a molecular format that is anything but original. And yet, there is an originality to the normal in all of us, a unique quality forged by our experiences and the value we hold ourselves to. The theme of my piece is beauty through repetition; notes that interlock in similar, yet unpredictable patterns that slowly morph as the song progresses. The harmonic structure relies heavily on a four note motif that is repeated and elaborated on by chordal progressions that change little by little with each instance. This is a contemplative and reflective work.