1985_0102 : Jardin D’Acclimatation
During my spring ’85 semester at USC, I took private voice lessons which often required me to wait in the lobby of the Music Faculty building on campus. One day, I overheard something interesting: a counterpoint between two simultaneous rehearsals, one going on in the room next to where I sat reading, and the other in the stairwell across the hall, where a guitar student was playing in 12/8 time relative to the common time piece which the string ensemble in the next room were practicing. I went home and wrote something akin to what I had overheard.
This cut eventually worked into Paris A Musical Overpass, as part of the Jardin d’Acclimatation section.