Album:America - A "Devilish" Sonatina

Maine / Oct. 27, 2012 / by Chris

Next week is Halloween! Of course we've got a spooky-themed non-profit to show you on Bus 52, but to get you excited I thought I'd take advantage of the holiday to get out one last off-putting (some would say "creepy") Album:America track. This piece is based on a rough draft for an opera my friends and I were writing that, for better or worse, never saw the light of day. It's composed primarily of intervals called tri-tones, an interval so unnerving that some 18th century musicologists referred to it as "the devil's interval" (hence the title). While I think that's going a bit far, I hope you'll agree that it definitely creates the right Halloween vibe.