Yesterday I began to notate what I had of this idea to accompany the rough takes I had, in case I lose track of this over the coming busy weeks. While capturing what I had in this way, another twist arrived. Later on the beach, looking at the surf, another possibility arose. I tested this idea this morning, am unsure that it works, but strive to remain open to the inherent possibilities. Early this morning I ran into a friend and we were talking about Transitions. His work is helping organizations manage transitions.
In my current musical practice, I am in transition on various levels and pondered this as a working title. Consulting the dictionary for a synonym for transitions I came upon Passage, which is currently the working title. Noticing a word I did not know Saltation, I read the definition: discontinous movement, advance by leaps. Much closer to the quality of what is happening musically, but not sure this works as a title. In genetics Saltation mean: a single mutation that drastically alters the phenotype. I'm looking for that mutation that will bring this piece to life.
Taking a short break to allow the current ideas to percolate, then back to the guitar before one more dip in the Atlantic Ocean.
Photo by Nigel Howe