“Advertency” From “Divine Traces”

From the Album Divine Traces (2019, QFTF)

Advertency refers to a state of mind, typically aimed for in meditation.

This composition is split into two parts, that are very different from each other – it tries to combine those two extremes:

On the one hand there is the theme, a “head” in the jazz terminology that in fact originally derives from the chord changes of Cole Porters “From This Moment on” but in the key of F# minor – so an AABC form. It starts with a motivic displacement that evolves into a Schumann-esque outburst with a chromatic melody in the left hand. The B-section is an up-tempo Lennie Tristano-like line that then again, when changing register and adding pedal reminds me a bit of Schumann’s late works, at least the inspiration was there.

On the other Hand, the intro and Improv-section is harmonically modal. A Bassline in the key of D-minor, that is six bars long and that, as we improvise, we variate and change. The section comes to life with a triplet feel from the drums that reminds of polymetrically African grooves. It’s about a body experience here – the dance, that makes the music more of a community experience and only feels good when we are aware and in touch with our feelings. Aiming for this experience is what made me give this composition the name Advertency.

Fronde by Max Petersen

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