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COTD #91 : The Idler part 3 28.03.2009

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Blue Morpho Butterfly by Martin Johnson Heade

Blue Morpho Butterfly by Martin Johnson Heade

The third part of “The Idler,” and thus also the third chapter on the album, is entitled “Upward.”

The idea behind the movement is quite simple : once the necessity of evolution has been recognized, there’s only one way to go and its up.

To convey the feeling of somebody who is reinventing themselves, the music represents some of the themes already introduced earlier in the suite, but gives them new forms or turns them completely inside out.

This is the MIDI sequence which we used to develop the current arrangements :


And here’s what it sounds like when we play it. Again, the live version is very different from the working version :



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