So how can I allow boredom and encourage less distraction in my life with this project? How can I use some mind wandering as part of this process to develop the piece?
I took some time to sketch out the structure a bit more, and let my mind wander a bit to see how I could develop the ideas I already had. I wanted the groove to evolve from a place of less movement, and longer chords , so I began to explore the melody idea and intervals for E-F#-B and the harmonic motion of Emin-C#min7-CMAJ7. I liked the idea of using each of these notes from the melody as pitch centers, exploring the interval relationships from other angles and find shapes and structures that could be explored more.
I also ended up using the melodic fragment of A-B- D which came from the middle section of the melody, as part of the voicings that I used for the opening in the saxes.
I liked the idea of having the same voicings in the piano to attack the notes while the saxes are sustaining the chords. I also added the shaker part in the drums to help establish the motion of the piece with the longer sustained chords allowing the breath and the development of the ideas.
I like the progress I have had, and the direction of the piece, but I'm curious how long I will develop each section before transitioning to the next, and also how to start developing the orchestration ideas in each section.