Emmanuelle started out as an improvisation, like most of my songs. Being a huge fan of Satie’s Gnossiennes, I was trying to play something inspired by them.
What made Emmanuelle special was the ease with which I managed to write it. I usually agonize over every detail of my songs, and more often than not, they end the in a pile of more than 200 unfinished songs that I have yet to decide how to develop, end, orchestrate, etc. But this time, all I had to do was to transcribe the recorded improvisation. Although, I am not 100% satisfied it and wouldn’t mind changing things around here and there, I’ve decided not to change a single note…. at least for now!
Hope you enjoy it!