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Relativity Rag begins with a simple two-section Rag-time. As it progresses, however, things begin to change – phrases are cut up like bits of film, the tempi of the hands separate, the harmony distorts and eventually the Rag is transformed beyond recognition. It re-forms out of a dense cloud of sound towards the end, and briefly flourishes before being finally crushed and sent spinning off the top of the keyboard.
© George Benjamin