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This work reveals my approach to the romanticism in contemporary art. This corresponds to the title of the piece which may be interpreted in different aspects: religious, psychological, universally metaphorical, etc.
The idea of writing new romantic music without using any traditional stereotypes and cliche, I believe, is very promising. I try to prove it in this piece. Its musical language is based on the combination of free atonality and modality. Extended melodic lines are juxtaposed with hyper-polyphonic layers, while timbre often acquires not only independency but also a leading role.
Like in other my compositions, I sought to avoid violence against sound material and tried to achieve the effect of self-development of sound structures. This idea applies to conception of “non-repressive culture” that might become a part of natural and free (though probably unrealizable) world’s order.
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