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Winter in July
1st July 2000
Immediately after finishing my last piece Summer Solstice at Sunset, I started experimenting with a new progression in C minor. My techno friend thought it sounded like Tubular Bells.
I worked on a few measures each day this week. Each day of cloudy weather - neither here nor there. After the summer solstice, it seems as if winter is already showing its face. As long as the sun is hiding, I shall also hide.
I have a new theory. I am most productive in my compositions when the weather is bad and when I overwork myself to other people's agendas. Composing brings me back to myself. In the language of music I can articulate the murmurs of my soul.