Inspired by the long-running study "Strong Experiences with Music"
(SEM) by Alf Gabrielsson and Roy Bradbury, this piece represents a few
aspects of our collective "strong" musical experiences -- for example,
that for many, they tend to occur during our youth and in some cases,
during early childhood. The piece includes time-stretched samples of
songs and classical pieces specifically cited as creating a "strong"
experience for one or more participants in the SEM study. Moving
between the background and the foreground of the piece's texture and
tying the piece together is a hand-crafted, bright, playful loop.