The arrangement of this track kept me very busy, as it is often difficult to effectively combine orchestral instruments with a rock rhythm section. As with "Rimsky's Beard," the tritone relationships derived from octatonic harmony are the harmonic backbone. I gave much space to the orchestral instruments, while the electric guitar playfully exchanges phrases with the other instruments, such as with the English horn solo in the middle section and the cello lines in the initial section. Influences of French composers, such as Dukas and Roussel, is heard throughout, in the generally light and ethereal texture as well as the use of ninth and thirteenth chords in the orchestration.
"Non Temperato" is a joining of the electric guitar and a classical orchestral ensemble. It is a hybrid of European-derived harmonies and the distorted sound of American rock music. It is a blend of elements explored in a unique and systematic way. Sound, composition, and imagination create a world of colors for getting lost in the listening. Daniele Gottardo