This is a dark piece I did on the synthesizer, improvised in a few passes. It brings to my mind a post-cataclysmic feelings, as though nanobots have taken over the earth....
I wasn't thinking of influences at the time, but on consideration I hear an influence of Lyle Mays in this one, particularly his Solo Improvisations for Expanded Piano. It's a real abstract collection, very challenging in some respects, and it blew my mind as to harmony and what someone can improvise on a piano.
My approach when I did this as regards harmony was to set traditional concepts aside, almost treat the keyboard like a drum; to my surprise though what came out makes sense to me intuitively, though it goes beyond my typical harmonic vocabulary.
It's served as a good example of the importance of finding artistic edge; when a local theater director posted on Facebook this clip of David Bowie recommending to "always go a little further into the water than you feel you're capable of being in it," it put words to something I've been paying attention to lately in my musical activities.
Given the piece's abstractness, if you're new to this type of music I could see it initially seeming random or meaningless; if so and you have the interest I do think if you listen to it a few times you'll start to hear its structure and emotional meaning.