Piano Sonata No. 2 “Atonal”
This is a two movement piano sonata that I composed using twelve tone techniques. The first movement simply employs twelve notes and then restarts with a new set of twelve notes, rather than employing a twelve tone row or a matrix. The second movement employs four twelve tone rows and their retrogrades, inverse and inverse retrogrades but not a matrix. My goal was to try and ground twelve tone sounds into something that might come across tonal, or relatable, if possible. I use several rhythmic patterns, which, in twelve tone, act more as a melodic structure that gets repeated. I hope y’all enjoy it.