A friend of mine once told me that her favorite songs were those that began with a jump of an octave. Like, for instance, "Somewhere Over The Rainbow."
It got me to thinking about how the first two notes of any piece of music really sets up what is to follow. That octave jump, that interval, is only one of twenty-four possible intervals. That is to say there are twenty-four different intervals that can begin a piece of music.
I have written these twenty-four pieces with the idea of having the first two notes of each of them start with a different interval. Writing them has been like a series of adventures, each of which begins by taking the first two steps - and then discovering where they will lead.
A recording by Hadassah Guttmann of all twenty-four pieces is nearly complete and will be released soon.