Contraption is a tone poem describing an imaginary machine through music. The machine in this case is one of great size and power. The word "contraption" is defined as "a device or machine regarded as strange, incomprehensible, or makeshift." This concept has been applied to the construction of this musical composition. The creation of this piece was accomplished much in the same way an inventor might build a physical contraption, in this case limited to three main component "parts" plus an interlude. A very unique and interesting piece!