10th Ascension by Andrew Eales published on 2013/06/28 13:43:54 +0000 10th Ascension is an experimental piece for piano, and includes electronic treatment of the source recording. The piece was composed using a range of classical techniques. The opening chords (which recall "Chanson d'Amour") are progressively transformed each time they appear, unable to resolve. The fugue has a minor-key subject which is given an atonal development - each entry a Major 10th higher (deliberately subverting the tonal system) before reappearing as a single line melody in the tonic major towards the end (it's 10th appearance/ascension...). The electronic treatments emphasise the use of counterpoint and also transform the natural sound of a piano to resemble wind-chimes. I hope you enjoy this piece and that it helps you find some stillness in your busy life!