Variations in Free Fall

Dedicated to Virko Baley, this piece is a set of continuous variations based on a chromatic descending line.

This piece creates a sense of incessant descending motion, not even limited by the register of the piano, because when it reaches it towards the climax of the piece, the descending line continues in the highest register as if it were a Möbius strip. As in the case of my symphonic poem “Cascade and Bow, Shepherd tones are also an influential aural illusion in the composition of this work..

Other influences on this piece are the Nocturnal No. 7 by Baley and the Black Mass Sonata by Scriabin.

Duration: 7 min.