In a practice hut, in the rocky mountains with: a piano, a table, an angle-poise light and a little window, i wrote the chords that make this piece. Elk would wander by and scare me, especially in the middle of the night.
I was at the Banff Centre for the Arts on a composition course. Just prior to arriving there i had worked intensively with a charity helping support the besieged in Sarajevo... I felt a compelling need to write a tune in 12 tones that somehow worked like jazz, but had 3 defining chords representing the 3 War-ing factions of the Yugoslav War... I was young.
Using simple dd20 delays I revisited the basic chordal structures of this piece, this is the first time i attempted to sing this piece of music.