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From A Dark Journey

Diana McIntosh
13 min
With extended techniques, interior of the piano

From A Dark Journey (13 mins.) is a piece for solo piano (keyboard and interior), that develops two contrasting elements, or characters, as they move through a shadowed journey. Facing ominous and frightening “walls” they emerge, through faith and tenacity, into freedom and peace. The moods in this work change from the opening carefree atmosphere to anguish, dread and horror. While not meant to be specifically programmatic, the piece reflects the 23-year ordeal experienced by my personal friends who fought the wrongful conviction and imprisonment, of an innocent boy, for murder. The piece ends with a sense of bitter-sweet triumph.

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