Aakash Mittal sent me his Sonic Divide contribution yesterday. It’s a wonderful piece titled “Pahaar”, which means “mountain” in Hindi. He uses a creative method of melodic progression that gives me a lot of room to improvise, but within a structure that keeps the energy flowing forward. Given the title, the fact that Aakash spent much of his youth in Colorado, and that some of the Divide crossings are on some of the highest points on the route in Colorado, I’m thinking I’ll probably sing this piece at the top of one of those mountain passes, which go as high as 12,000 feet. Hopefully there will be enough oxygen for me! I’m so excited about this project. That makes five pieces I’ve received so far, and they are all perfect in every way.