retouched_DSC00209_500x517Late one night/early one morning, over a month ago, “Simoom,” the title of a CD by composer Lois V Vierk popped into my head, seemingly out of nowhere.

A few days later I searched for the CD and brought it into the studio. After listening to all three pieces several times, I concluded that the second piece, “Cirrus,” could work well for The Lemonade Variations.

Since the music is longer than the movement I had created, I have been lengthening some of the variations and brain-storming new ones. These investigations also have revealed more overt character/persona than I had been working with earlier.

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