Anyway, I've titled this new piece "Unconformity". Well, actually Moses suggested the name and I liked it. Like the other pieces in the album it is based upon a Mars image from the HiRISE satellite. I arranged it for solo piano, although I considered writing it for synth. I may rearrange it for some electronic instruments sometime in the future, but at this point I really wanted to finish it. Also, I'm hesitant to write these pieces for electronic instruments because it almost seems to be a too obvious instrumentation; thanks to years of watching B-rated sci-fi movies my brain tends to associate anything extra-terrestrial with electronic and synthesized sounds.
Like the other pieces it is pretty dissonant--that's just hard to avoid considering the musical source. However, the rhythms are somewhat jazzy, no doubt due to all the jazz that I've been practicing and rehearsing with the swing band. I find that a catchy rhythm can make even the most dissonant melodies and harmonies quite listenable.
As always, I appreciate the emails and comments that I receive about my pieces. Thanks for listening!