Bipolar Concerto (final mix)

from by Larry Kornfeld

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I started work on this piece while the Stairway To Heaven trial was underway.

I wanted to use a chord sequence that had been used more than once in the history of music. This one could be called the 'My Funny Valentine' chord sequence, with the static minor triad and the bass note that descends chromatically from the root to the major 7 to the b7 to the 6, creating an interesting polychordal effect as the bass notes descend.

Before this piece had a name, my wife Theresa asked me if this music represented what my bipolar brain is like. It does indeed, and that's why I named this song Bipolar Concerto.

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from Reconciliation, released December 1, 2016
Conceived and executed entirely by Larry Kornfeld.

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Larry Kornfeld St. Louis, Missouri

When I first got into music, there was no way I could conceive of what I'm doing here, creating fully realized works of musical art with only a computer and my imagination.

For me, composing music is an incredibly fulfilling activity. I plan to create a catalog of challenging and interesting music for those whose tastes run in the direction of prog rock and fusion, Zappa, Yes, Steely Dan, etc.
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