By Nicholas Hooper
Just in, a new thought: Suppose, just suppose that a spiritual being is behind what has been going on here. A blue angel, maybe, or an albino crow that wanders round my mind giving me such different thoughts every morning. This came in today. It’s not special but it’s partially unique. It just came into my head a moment ago and will be gone but forever recorded in a box of ink and sound.
“Every morning at around 5am I get up and go down to my studio. After a short meditation I write down whatever is in my head, giving myself fifteen minutes to do so. Then moving over to the piano (or a more portable instrument like my Ukulele when I'm away), I improvise and record a piece of music inspired by whatever words I just wrote. It is a great way of keeping both my writing and my composing going and I call these small creations Dawnings. They are mostly unedited, like sketches, so that they keep that fresh feeling of an early morning discovery.”
— Nick Hooper