Swirling peacefully at the beginning then gradually becoming packed with emotion and containing a sense of unrest that grows throughout the performance until the apex is realized at approximately the three minute mark and the once raging sea descends back into a more peaceful state as the piano fades. “The Raging Sea” by Khyaam Haque is comparable to modern classical composers such as Philip Glass given the piece features a drawn out crescendo throughout the majority of the duration. The instrumentation is dominated by a piano track but is slowly joined by synthesizers which could possibly represent turbulent waves that impact the listener on their voyage through the raging sea. Please see attached artist information about the piece below.
“About The Track
“The Raging Sea” is the first single from my upcoming concept album – Minutiae of an Iridescent Mind
The concept of the album is a surrealist tale about a woman named Priscilla, who was born with two streams of consciousness and goes on a perilous journey in hopes of converging them into one singular mind – Our character hears about an island that is said to possess a magical lake. Any explorer who drinks from the lake is given the gift of eternal wholeness and happiness. This track depicts Scilla’s journey across the sea, which proves to be a treacherous, dangerous journey to find the island. It ends when Scilla shipwrecks onto the island.
Khyaam Haque is a pianist and composer based out of Chicago, Illinois and primarily composes classical, new age, and electronic music. His inspiration transpired from the cinematic moments of his own life experiences. From his memories and relationships to his loneliness and solitude, Khyaam discovered a foundation of creativity that transcended into his own conglomerate of storytelling stemming from his life obstacles. A composer that works with variation, repetition along with a reoccurring melody, his albums evoke an environment of musical themes that are incredibly cohesive and invite the listener into his world.
Khyaam began in his childhood, learning classical guitar while growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico. That later transitioned into playing electric guitar and playing anything from Alternative, Post-rock, Jazz, Metal, to other styles of music. The instrument shaped him as an artist and led him to pursue an education in Audio Production at Columbia College Chicago, where he received his Bachelor’s degree. During this time, Khyaam began experimenting with piano, synthesizers, and recording. Today, piano is the primary instrument used in the music he composes.
In 2016, Khyaam released his first album Sonorous Laments For A Future Past. This album, with its minimalist arrangements and elegance – firmly established his musical identity as a pianist.”