I can remember exactly: It was 12th of March 2019. We had dinner with colleagues at Figlmüller (The home of the Schnitzel – https://figlmueller.at/en/). I saw an US driving license of my colleague with the birthdate. Like a spark I had an inspiration.
After the dinner in the train to my home I recorded the first chords into my iPhone. I continued on the song occasionally when I had time and inspiration in the upcoming months. In summer holidays I finished it.
And today – on this particular birthday – I put it online.
On TV there was a serial remake „M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder“ from the drama-thriller film „M“ created 1931. The film was one of the first to use a leitmotif, a technique borrowed from opera, associating a tune with the main character, who whistles the tune “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1.
I found this tune so inspiring and created a dance track.
I waited at the train station. I had some chords in my head. The train came, but it was not mine. It stopped, people got out and in and it accelerated again and left the station. The sound of the train inspired me. The next day I recorded it and added it to my composition.