(Composed by Reynold D. Philipsek 2017 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)
The idea was to depict the opening of a flower by “opening” up the harmony as this song evolves. It gets harder, as time goes on, to write music that satisfies. A big part of that is that by the time you have been doing it as long as I have, you have used up a big chunk of your reservoir.
I often will write a piece of music, only to discard it, because it is too similar to a thing I have already done. This one opened up (pun intended) a few new things harmonically. It probably isn’t very readily apparent but Wayne Shorter and Maurice Ravel both influenced this piece.