Floating started with a simple idea. I wrote a melody line that goes up by half tones. It is rather austere and rather serious. Then I wrote a second piece. It has a lighter sound and is perhaps a bit jazzy. I decided to put the two together because I think the two ideas make a nice contrast in moods. This is largely about morphing.
The rest of the story:
The first piece is typical in form: A B A. But the bridge is unusual in that is a chromatic, rising melody, which I wrote first before writing the A section, because that was my intent, to show that anything that was done be the great traditional composers will also work in music written right now.
The second piece:
There is a similar idea here. I wanted to complete my first idea in a more contemporary way. I had Ravel, Satie and Bill Evans all going through my mind at the same mind, plus the intent to once again show the the idea of a rising, chromatic line.