|VARIABLE E has always been one of my personal favorites. There is something vaguely Arabic about the phrasing of the bridge that adds to the piece's mystery and uniqueness. The buzzing energy of the central phrase combined with the driving beat creates the exact energy I set out to capture with my music. The on again - off again percussion throughout the piece and the slower central passage work to provide aural breaks; allowing the central phrase to return with renewed vigor. Both this piece and Erstwhile... share a similar upbeat mood tinged with the frantic importance of something hinted at yet just beyond perception.