There is a lot of joy in this song, a jubilant expansive dance amongst the clouds. Cloudburst began as a fairly structured piano piece, through-composed as contrasted with the way I usually create, which is through free form improvisation. Because of this structure it was easier to bring in the “rest of the orchestra” - strings, woodwinds, brasses, etc... It was meant to sound like a short piano concerto, with the piano blending in but always the predominant solo instrument. The instruments and motifs intertwine with one another, not always directly mimicking, but often discovering ways of playing their counter melodies without losing track of the focus of the piece.