Originally published on 60x365.com on July 17, 2007:
Invention 4 is my interpretation of Bach's Two-Part Invention no.4 in d minor. In school, we studied Bach's music quite a lot. Our focus was always on the harmonic and contrapuntal content of his music. These are important to be sure, but this approach omits one of my favorite aspects of Bach's music—its rhythmic elegance. His melodic lines are expertly constructed so that, when played properly, they can groove as hard as any music made today. My addition of the reworked drumbreak—the amen, again—does not create a groove where none existed, it merely calls attention to what is already there.