The Tower Music opus grows steadily as I have I just finished the next movement.
Very different from the previous three, it is spread out on a dark canvas, a deeply introspective exploration of the sounds of the Eiffel Tower; music of the nature of its sounds alone, unshackled by any rhythmic or melodic imperative, though there is a logic to its seemingly amorphous cast.
I am ecstatic about it as I am moving away from using the Tower to imitate traditional percussion instruments and designing its own idiom. There will be others like it. The strength of this musical experience will be its breadth, the adjoining of the avant garde side by side with the comfortable. Think of your favorite, wide-ranging double album. I won’t deny either a charming tune or a densely writ, musical essay.