After finishing the scores for this last batch of pieces, it didn’t take long until I had only a dim memory of what they were about. I know I had a germ of an idea that was to be captured through trying to express a couple characters – Delver, Amanda and Ray, but little more.
Now, turning attention to bringing those scores to life in performance is something like opening folios written by a stranger, and discovering the meaning within. In some cases, I can’t tell whether the elements were deliberate, or had simply emerged as by-products of the overall plan. In other cases, I get sparks of recognition on hearing a part of the pattern, though its still hard to tell how well the album will work.