I remember how my jazz guitar teacher, who also gave me my first lessons in composition, told me: “Dmitri, write down all your musical ideas and melodies, never throw them away – you might need them in future.”

So I did.

Recently, looking through old papers, I found an entire piece that I wrote in 2014, in Finland. It’s called “The Mystic River”. The piece is an impression of a wild childhood that I had: living in a criminal area here in Tallinn, all sorts of changes in life. My CV, in a way. I polished it a bit in a sense of the musical form and now learning. Hope to record during the summer.