When my husband asked me to compose a minimalistic album, I felt like he is putting me through yet another challenge. My usual style is anything but minimalistic: lush and jazzy, turbulent and rocking. But sometimes "less is more" and it felt great to step out of my comfort zone while composing this album. We called it "Notte", which means "Night" in Italian. I don't speak Italian but many musical terms come from this melodic language, so I feel attracted to it.
...Notte... Night.. the time of silence, dreams, reflections.. the time when music happens in between notes more than in the notes themselves.
It's 8pm on my musical clock. The Night is yet to fall onto the Earth. It's time for Shadows and Sunset, Twilight and Calmness all the way to Midnight.
The time goes by, my musical clock shows 1am and the Night is here, bringing Longing, Echoes and Silence.
The hour hand is pointing to the right, it's 3am, it's time for Dreams, Quietude and Reflections.
It's 7am and the Night is over, giving the way for a new Dawn.