SCP #68: Café Terrace At Night

For this piece I took the theme coffee from the previous day and in some internet wanderings came across Van Gogh's Café Terrace At Night, which I used to inspire this piece:

 By Vincent van Gogh - repro from art book, Public Domain

By Vincent van Gogh - repro from art book, Public Domain

I focussed on the bright and dark areas of the painting and did a three-minute writing exercise inspired by each.  I then wove the result of the two exercises into this piece using minimal additional text.  I really enjoyed this process, as the painting provided a wonderful source of inspiration.  There was so much to tease out of it, and I think I might have to start a series of these pieces inspired by impressionist art.

For the harmony I chose to work in a Phrygian modal space, inspired by the minor second interval used in the previous day's piece.  I tried to capture the mood (or at least my interpretation of the mood) of the painting in the guitar accompaniment and melody.