by Chris Alan Neiner
When asked to describe my music, I typically discuss a dichotomy that has emerged in my composing. There are pieces which are introspective, nostalgic, or delicate, and then there are pieces which are the exact opposite: animated, kinetic, extroverted. “Infinite Spinning” is an example of the latter category. In the beginning of the piece’s writing process, I was determined to create something euphoric, a joyful burst of sound. The working title “Absolute Joy” was scrapped for “Infinite Spinning” when the work ultimately grew into a perpetuum mobile. With the exception of a few moments, the piece adheres to the perpetuum mobile nature, sprinting along through a patchwork of contrasting instrumental colors.