Composition #14, "Effluvium"

This composition is for guitar and percussion, based around a chordal pattern that I came up with on the guitar, with melody for tuned percussion devised to fit over the relentless semiquavers. A couple of un-tuned percussion instruments and an organ drone rounded things off nicely.

I find myself becoming completely engrossed in the process of composition, losing track of time and the daily must dos. I guess that's what being in the creative zone is all about. I never experienced this feeling when I was performing as a singer, but I recall I was aware of this condition when I first tried composing in my late teens. For me, I'm convinced, the demands of the classical interpretative singer quashed my creative urge. I'm so glad to have my urge back again, to quote Kath and Kim. It makes me feel very cheerful and energetic.

 Blackheath, Blue Mountains.

Blackheath, Blue Mountains.