This exercise in using Vienna Instruments, ProTools and Sibelius to produce an orchestral score and recording was inspired and dedicated to a friend. He was murdered. I have never, in my limited life of study and art creation and wine and credit cards and bills and over -raft fees and burnt rugs and dog hairs, had to deal with that. He didn’t die of cancer, an alcoholic addiction problem, not even a suicide (all of these I have known, even from afar). The nephew of a previous love and important person to me, whom I knew and spent a lot of time with, when at that time, his family was important to me, was murdered. That I really can’t get my head around, even now after a number of years.