Finally after nearly 6 months, the Cubists, 3 movements named Picasso, Braque and Gleizes, are now completed. Gleizes took multiple revisions, until finally I decided to add even greater level of partial pandiatonicism. Whilst there are elements of tonality in the piece, the shifting of keys, higher level of dissonance and melody, all point towards a “Cubist” approach of tonal music….ie whilst there is an outlying shape, its distorted significantly. However, whilst deviating from traditional tonality, there are elements of melody which pull the piece magnetically towards a central theme.
The pandiatonic approach is rather new for me, so I shall carry the ideas from Gleizes into a new piece I call Phi Zeton, with further demarcation from traditional tonality.