Originally, the idea for this piece was to be the middle section of "Hansel and Gretel." But I decided to develop the idea further, and it became a independent piece. The wickedness of the witch is conveyed by a low mumble of two notes on the contrabassoon and dissonant polychords played by the strings, accompanied by a relentless and obsessive rhythm section. The intense counterpoint of the woodwinds convey the battle between the children and the witch. To create the fairytale or otherworldly effect, I used symmetrical harmonies, such as octatonic, hexatonic, and whole-tone, often fused together, and with diatonic moments as well.
"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