The COVID-19 Fugue
Note: This is the Piano version. To properly to play this piece you need to be able to reach a 10th.
My artistic contribution to the worldwide pandemic of the Coronavirus might not bring humanity any closer to discovering the vaccine it is longing for, but, if you are a music enthusiast who is keen on the nerdy stuff of the music realm, then this is definitely something for you!
A complex, 4-plus-voice fugue, based on the subject of the ...virus itself!
With some touches of artistic freedom, I interpreted "COVID-19" as an acronym for the musical terms "C° V-I D 1-9" (as explained at the beginning of the video) which when combined, shape a rather spicy fugue subject.
It was no surprise that the subject's 'unorthodox' nature made it quite challenging to integrate it in a tonal context;...a fact, however, that posed no obstacle to two-weeks worth of quarantine-induced free time, together with some Regerian/Mendessohnian inspiration.
Putting all my music degrees in practice, I created a 'viral' (pun intended) fugue, which will take you on a journey across 7 tonalities, 12 subject entries and lots of juicy modulations.