The 4th & 5th Degree Joseph McDonald

I like to meditate. This piece was certainly found in that space. It came together very naturally. I began exploring both Lydian (the 4th degree) and Mixolydian (the 5th degree) and this work came to be. It was very much influenced by Steve Reich and John Mclaughlin. I took a minimalist approach then began to improvise on my acoustic guitar over a very simple structure. It really was an enjoyable process composing and recording this piece. I hope you can find some enjoyment yourself!

Source: 2014

  • Year of composition: 2012
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Duration of the submitted work: 10:57

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