I was going through my iPhone today, discarding old photo and voice memo files, and I came across a voice memo that I recorded almost two years ago. It is, as far as I know, the very first recording of the “Incendio” melody, which I made while sitting at the piano. I had dreamed of the melody, and when I woke up, the first thing I did that morning was sit down at my piano to play what I could remember. I recorded it on my phone so I wouldn’t lose it. It’s only the initial motif of the piece, which becomes far more complex in the following measures, but this is the fragment that started it all. Weird to think how powerful dreams can be. I’d been working on PLAYING WITH FIRE, and the descriptions of the music in the story must have inspired my brain to compose “Incendio” while I was sleeping.