Towards A Better Question

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This track is another reflection on the mess we find ourselves in. My various social media feeds are full of people earnestly tackling really bad questions. We're responding to whatever nonsense the news cycle throws up, and as such being distracted from trying to refine the question before coming up with an answer... As the famous Einstein quote says,

"If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes."

While I don't think the mess we're in can be solved in 5 minutes, I do think we need to be looking for bigger and better questions. The music itself reflects that search - starting sparse and tentative, building in clarity and purpose, and then heading into a searching, meandering, exploratory phase towards the end...

It's a LONG piece, and doesn't really make that much sense in bits. So set aside 12 minutes, grab headphones and see where it takes you.

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from Towards A Better Question, released January 17, 2017

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