AMYGDALA for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano

Amygdala, a cluster of almond-shaped cells located near the base of the brain, is the integrative center for emotions, emotional behavior, motivation.  It helps preserve memories and attach those memories to specific emotions which are called emotional remembrances.  The Amygdala is the way we name this music composition since this composition is as a creative work of specific emotion resulting from the work of the amygdala.  The amygdala serves as a music creator, and it is affected by the music spontaneously and simultaneously.

The compositional technique used in The Amygdala for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano is serialism which starts with a phrase and its repetition.  The composition is created and recorded by sound sample in MIDI system, controlled by music compositional program and music production equipment.  The Amygdala’s main melody has developed melodic series to melodic variation for each music instrument.  Its music texture is a combination between polyphony and pointillism.  The whole piece lasts approximately 8 minutes.