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Flinch Kemp

Prelude in d minor

00:00 / 01:04

I'm 15 years old, I've been composing and playing the piano for a few years now after becoming interested in classical music basically by accident. My stylistic influences, include a range of late/post romantic era composers, notably (although some of them don't show in the piece submitted) Gustav Mahler, Sergei Rachmaninov, Alban Berg, and Alexander Scriabin. I am completely self taught as a composer, and have had a year's worth of piano lessons (I have performed the piece I submitted at a school recital).

The chromatic harmony as well as the nearly ubiquitous 4:3 polyrhythm aim at an impressionistic, hazy, but ultimately driven and tumultuous character. It is a prelude in form, so nearly all the material is derived from the first two motifs, with various transformations applied, this helps the piece maintain cohesion. Because of its short duration the piece doesn't contain major structural contrasts, but there are various smaller, textural contrasts to help 'shape' the structure of the piece.