Dragon has been a piece in evolution for several years now. It can be found in one of its original forms on the Legends’ Mist album. In it, there is a wide range of dynamics and the like as well as various piano and synthesizer parts.
This particular version was recorded at a performance in Second Life over the last weekend. It is a piano only version.
Be warned, there is a wide range of dynamics and it begins very quietly.
The sounds are meant as a metaphor for the elegant yet enigmatic nature of the Dragon mythology. It incorporates what is called the phrygian dominant scale and involves multiple shifting time signatures such as 5/8, 3/4, and 4/4 – though I don’t remember if I used all of them for this particular version. The effect of doing so hopefully lends to both a feeling of smoothness as well as intermittent rhythmic disruptions offering the intended vision of simultaneous beauty and ferocity.
Wow! This particular piece really took me somewhere where it was beautiful but dangerous to hang around to long. Nice!
Sublime, Kourosh. No better word than enigmatic!