Progress Amidst a Crisis, Op. 66

This 2010 composition by Mr. Stolyarov intends to convey the struggles and determination of a creative, productive individual who continues to accomplish and persevere in an atmosphere of chaos, uncertainty, and the pervasive failure of societal institutions. Inspired by the post-2008 worldwide economic crisis – which has posed significant challenges to the most blameless, conscientious, and hard-working individuals – this composition exhibits a clear contrast between the principal melody and the rapid, tumultuous accompaniment during the majority of the passages. The composition is written in D-minor, and the main melody displays a stern resolve to continue producing and accomplishing great things despite a clear recognition of the surrounding tumult and resistance. The accompaniment represents the surrounding conditions – always on the verge of a systemic collapse that threatens to drag everyone down with it… but does not quite manage to overcome the productive individual.

The entire composition was created in Anvil Studio for two piano parts and one harpsichord part.

Download the MP3 file of this composition here.

See the index of Mr. Stolyarov’s compositions, all available for free download, here.

The artwork is Mr. Stolyarov’s Abstract Orderism Fractal 20, available for download here and here.

About Gennady Stolyarov II

Gennady Stolyarov II is an actuary, science-fiction novelist, independent philosophical essayist, poet, amateur mathematician, composer, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator, a magazine championing the principles of reason, rights, and progress.

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