It’s funny how one person’s new musical experiment can repeat someone else’s old one.
I’ve just listened a new piece which seems almost identical in premise to a piece I composed about fifteen years ago. I suppose it just goes to show that, in music anyway, nothing matters more than context and personal development.
My piece had very specific and personal beginnings and marked a turning point in my development as a player and as a musician. It built on everything I’d achieved up to that point and I could not have created it without the experience I’d collected. I needed to write and perform that experiment, and I have no reason to believe this piece I’m listening to is any different for its author.