Progress Amidst a Crisis, Op. 66
This composition intends to convey the struggles and determination of a creative, productive individual who continues to accomplish and persevere in an atmosphere of chaos, uncertainty, and the pervasive failure of societal institutions. Inspired by the current worldwide economic crisis -- which has posed significant challenges to the most blameless, conscientious, and hard-working individuals -- this composition exhibits a clear contrast between the principal melody and the rapid, tumultuous accompaniment during the majority of the passages. The composition is written in D-minor, and the main melody displays a stern resolve to continue producing and accomplishing great things despite a clear recognition of the surrounding tumult and resistance. The accompaniment represents the surrounding conditions -- always on the verge of a systemic collapse that threatens to drag everyone down with it... but does not quite manage to overcome the productive individual. The entire composition was created in Anvil Studio for two piano parts and one harpsichord part. Download the MP3 file of this composition at See the index of Mr. Stolyarov's compositions, all available for free download, at The artwork is Mr. Stolyarov's Abstract Orderism Fractal XX, available for download here: and