Recently, I released the ’1:31’ EP. Running about twenty-one minutes in length, it consists of seven parts to be played without a break. The sound is a blend of mellotron, piano, guitar, drums, a few synths, 808’s and voice. The music however, is a reference to Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14 Op. 131.
'1:31’ has the same number of parts, same key areas, use of transitions, and even some thematic elements as Op. 131. That being said, it isn’t necessary to be familiar with this work of Beethoven to appreciate this EP.
Although it may appeal to fans of classical music, and could likely work as an introduction of Beethoven to a new audience, that was never the intent. It was a vision I had late one night. A few weeks later, it was written and recorded. This music was created because I felt compelled to do so. Now, I am releasing it for others to listen.