This zip file contains my latest Tangent compositions. The accent
is still on orchestral sounds and melodies.
In the latest, "the direction of" - pretentious title,
I couldn't resist it - I have experimented with breaking up the
beat pattern, which produces greater variety of rhythm. In this
case a pattern of hhqqeeee is reduced by -50 to start, thus giving
an eighth note rhythm to the first two periods. Reduction by -25
brings in the quarter notes. Reducing by 50 gives us the halves
and quarter notes, and finally 25 percent reduction leaves only
the halves, at which point (periods 6 and 7) Tangent completely
takes over my original idea and produces a gorgeous tune by itself,
and at this juncture I express my thanks once again to Paul
Whalley but happily collect the royalties...
The composition ends, as all well-rounded tunes should do, with
a return to the original tune.
Interesting to note that those compositions with strong melodies
("Tuddford Morris" and "Sundial") Tangent
reduces to shreds - or at least the parameters which I set up
do. Variety is the spice, you might say.
18th March 2000.