"Mr. Ray"

"Mr. Ray" [mp3 removed]

An exploration of the sonata form. A main (allegro) theme, a slower theme, a dance, and return to the allegro. The initial four-note motif is a Reaktor preset and the rest is me. Sonatas are supposed to have some kind of tonal center but this is all timbral and rhythmic. It is a "twelve tone" piece, I suppose, too, at least the fast synthesized string parts. The sound quality is pretty harsh--it's not very generous in terms of tunes or a groove anyone could sink into. It's something I had to do and I will now return to mellifluous Tin Pan Alley tunesmithing.