an accompaniment in 11/4 which is more or less static (imitation of the
tampura, an indian string instrument with many overtones, which forms
the background to almost all classical indian compositions with its
monotonous pedal point) 2 guitars play the ornamented melodies derived
from this scale in unison.
When both guitar pairs have
introduced their melodies the modal character of the piece ends. A
quite dense part slowly thins out and the bottleneck motive from the
B-part of the intro (Db minor pentatonic) returns.
piece ends with the imitation of a mukthayam (a south indian
composition- often written for percussion ensembles- that uses
odd meter groups and syncopations) in bass and drums, combined with a
chorale harmonisation of the row in the guitars.
Just as the 2. Intermezzo this piece uses distorded guitars for the most part.
row mainly appears as retrograde and retrograde inversion. Here’s the
retrograde which is, amongst others, used in the exposition: