First Tuesday Composers Club – October 6

Fourth meeting/concert/event of the First Tuesday Composers Club.

The First Tuesday Composers Club at The Dark Room in Grand Center is an informal, open club founded by Adam Maness and Tim Fischer to give an outlet for professional and amateur musicians and composers to experiment and share new music.

We meet the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 at The Dark Room in Grand Center. Each month we have different musicians performing original compositions and arrangements that have been submitted the week before. Each month’s instrumentation will be announced at least 1 month prior to the performance date and we’ll pin an event with all of the month’s relevant info to the top of our page.

I could say that this composition cycles through five tonal centers and in each employs only the I and IV (or iv) chords referencing the plagal cadence, or Amen Cadence, commonly used in Protestant hymns… and that would be true.

I could say that each key change is a distance of a minor third, two stacked minor thirds (in this song E-Bb and G-C#) creating a tritone, also referred to as diabolus in musica or the devil in music, an interval which is rumored to have been banned by the Roman Catholic Church during the Renaissance… and that would be true.

I could say that the intent of this composition was to explore the struggle between good and evil (or God and Satan) all in under 60 seconds… but that would just be highfalutin puffery.

Truthfully, it’s just a bunch of notes that I thought sounded nice together.

String Quartet Number 1 p1String Quartet Number 1 p2String Quartet Number 1 p3String Quartet Number 1 p4