Recently I've been revisiting old unfinished compositions that never made it past the sketch stage. Three years ago my mind wasn't compositionally fertile enough to develop the ideas. Now it is, and I'm having quite a bit of fun with them.
Take Seabound. The original sketch was written in 2018, when I was just discovering sample libraries and had little intuition when it came to orchestration.
Original Sketch (2018)
Fast forward to March 2021, and it's clear that I've come a long way. I'm pretty proud of the progress I've made! It's so neat to compare my ability to develop motifs between then and now.
Developed Sketch (2021)