I grew up in a good, hot-blooded Hungarian family where dinnertime wasn't just about food. Dinner conversations could easily transform themselves into heated arguments, desperate pleas, and sorrowful moments of sharing fears & doubts...and that's before dessert!
This song is very much influenced by the rich Hungarian folk music tradition, specifically the use of modes and driving rhythms especially on off-beats. The cello is an instrument that has such a diverse range in timbre & mood. I found these options helpful in trying to depict a variety of emotions all in one solo instrumental piece.
- Frank Horvat