I wanted to venture into composing in this classic and complex musical texture. It is my first fugue, and I used a Bach model for compositional reference. I avoided overly classical or baroque patterns in the divertimenti by using a more free harmony. The subjects are often ritornellos intended to produce a song-like and accessible effect. The guitar plays within the orchestra, rather than above it, only on occasion becoming the main instrument, and often accompanying the counterpoint (such as in the midsection), moving up gradually within its register in the final crescendo.
"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