Title

Alone

Lead Author Major

Music

Format

Composer's Club Concerts

Faculty Mentor Department

Music

Abstract/Artist Statement

I am the ghost that no one notices
As I walk and wave no one responds
They do not ignore, they have forgotten
In the shadows I walk alone
I gave up my loved ones
to give them all they deserve
I gave up on life to earn one
In the shadows I walk alone
Dissolute and confused, cold and hardened
To redeem the past I must survive
I search through the light in hope of light
In the shadows I walk alone"

Alone is a choir piece based on the poem above written by myself. To better depict the emotion of the piece and the meaning of the text the music flows in a ethereal way. To do this I separated the lyrical lines between all four sections of voice while creating dissonant harmonies that seem to flow without meter to bring an unease and beauty to the piece. The piece tonally is ambiguous or consistently changing into harsh modal keys until a sudden realization after the second verse which leads into a more sustained tonal section. This then transitions into the most dissonant section of the piece to depict the "dissolute and confused" emotion. From there the piece again returns to a different "major" sustained tonality to represent redeeming hope which finishes the piece.

Location

Faye Spanos Concert Hall

Start Date

29-4-2015 7:30 PM

End Date

29-4-2015 9:30 PM

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Apr 29th, 7:30 PM Apr 29th, 9:30 PM

Alone

Faye Spanos Concert Hall

I am the ghost that no one notices
As I walk and wave no one responds
They do not ignore, they have forgotten
In the shadows I walk alone
I gave up my loved ones
to give them all they deserve
I gave up on life to earn one
In the shadows I walk alone
Dissolute and confused, cold and hardened
To redeem the past I must survive
I search through the light in hope of light
In the shadows I walk alone"

Alone is a choir piece based on the poem above written by myself. To better depict the emotion of the piece and the meaning of the text the music flows in a ethereal way. To do this I separated the lyrical lines between all four sections of voice while creating dissonant harmonies that seem to flow without meter to bring an unease and beauty to the piece. The piece tonally is ambiguous or consistently changing into harsh modal keys until a sudden realization after the second verse which leads into a more sustained tonal section. This then transitions into the most dissonant section of the piece to depict the "dissolute and confused" emotion. From there the piece again returns to a different "major" sustained tonality to represent redeeming hope which finishes the piece.