Music for Use

Music for Use

harmonic experiment for piano

Cooper Ottum

Check out this new thing I made:

My intention is to create an occasionally-updated series based on my harmonic experiments, perhaps including instruments other than piano, perhaps experimenting with style, perhaps making even shorter, wispy, ephemeral pieces... Something like that. I'm trying to wrap my head around tonal harmony (as generated by traditional instruments) and test its potential applications in a cultural climate that is saturated with tonal (but not necessarily functional) harmony. 

For now, there's my rough (read: sampled piano straight into Logic, played by me [not a pianist] and barely edited) recording that you may listen to above thanks to SoundCloud or download here.

And, of course, you can download the sheet music here, if you'd like to play the piece yourself.