It's remarkable how enjoyable it is to see some familiar object through an obscuring mist. Like, take a simple drawing you've seen a million times and wet it to see the ink run: Suddenly it looks mystical, poignant, a romantic ruin. And given how simple and surefire the technique is, it's curious how few composers have availed themselves of it. After all, there's no easier way to get a complex passage across to an audience than to have some familiar tune sing out from... More >>>