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My work on a piece of music always begins with free play. Slowly ideas emerge that seem worth pursuing and spending some time with. Different ideas present themselves and reveal what they need to do. Generally I find myself wanting the music to do and be a lot of other things, and the process of composition is to some extent a slow-motion letting go of all my own preconceptions about how I think things should go.

A great article by Dan Visconti about embracing the audience's perspective as a vital aspect of the context of musical composition and performance. It seems funny that it has to be articulated at all, but he does a good job of it.

Composer and pianist Aaron Jackson.

Composer and pianist Aaron Jackson.