New compositions: the art of mulling over things

At a recent concert by a visiting vocalist  (Shri Kuljit Singh Sangar), he sang a fast 16 beat composition in Bageshri. I heard it and then went about my own business, but the composition stayed with me mentally.

A few days later, I was able to take the gist of the composition and translate it to the sarod.  I initially thought I’d come up with a new composition based on the above khayal, but later on it turned out that I had actually made a similar composition with a similar structure.

Here is the composition: This is a good example of how compositions can emerge based on mulling a raga over in your head:

Next step: to compose a matching antara…..