WritingPosted by Wolfgang Muthspiel, March 23, 2012
When I was writing the music and the lyrics for this project, there was a phase, when a whole bunch of songs came together in a short amount of time. But I also know the opposite state: waiting for something to appear, that one truly likes and wants to be surrounded by. I always thought that composing is less an act of construction than one of finding. The challenge is to not rate those pieces or parts higher that took a lot more work. They are not necessarily better. And also not to get too attached to every aspect of a new piece, since it might become stronger when developed further. But for me the main thing about composing is to wait for those musical cells, that trigger that specific set of emotions every time you hear them. In times where I have little output, that patience is hard to keep.