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Urban Myth
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Urban Myth began as a series of primitive, almost ritualistic sound events; the colors and rhythms create a mysterious, somewhat ominous and foreboding atmosphere. During the course of its composition (in the summer of 2003) these elements merged with images of the concrete angularity of modern urban life.


The (almost) constant eight-note pulse beginning in the opening bars, can be heard as the rhythmic background for a primeval ceremony, or perhaps instead as symbolic of the non-stop pace of urban life. In either case, Urban Myth is a rather dark, intense piece, with melodies layered on top of each other like clouds (or tall buildings) creating shadows. Written during an exceptionally dreary Michigan winter, this piece (like the weather in Michigan) becomes all the more exciting when, at the end, the sun finally appears.

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