While preparing for the master recordings, I had a very eye-opening lesson with Nadine Nix. She suggested a deeper engagement with my topic of tension and release regarding the use of dynamics. The idea that an arc of tension does not have to remain continuous in order to create tension, nor does it necessarily require resolution, was an important insight.
By abruptly interrupting the crescendo part and building tension again, I feel a new depth and unpredictability in the final sequence of my piece. The incorporation of the C part happens more rigorously now, but gives more musical freedom in the band context and also allows me as a vocalist to breathe and ground again.