Burlesque

(Atonal, 4/4, tempo 120, 48 measures, 1 min. 40 sec.)

Also originally a guitar improvisation. A leading thought in the composition was the way life reclaims its normal pace after a storm. Little creatures come out in the open on the rocks, birds sing in the trees. Cagarros sheer over the waves. The piece also tries to invoke the atmosphere of quiet magic that is so typical for our bay when the sea calms down. Technically the piece explores the possibilities of diminished and whole tone scales. The opening sequence of stacked tritones and descending thirds is used as finger practice by base players, I recently discovered.