At Civitella I focused on several different projects besides reflecting on past works and collecting ideas for many future projects, nourished and inspired by the Fellows, the beauty and the energy of this embracing place. First I should mention a piece for big ensemble and a chamber choir, commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, then a piece for cello solo for Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir cellist, a production commissioned by the Nord Deutsche Rundfunk. Both these works are to be given first performance early next year. The third project was a work for the Icelandic chamber ensemble Electra that I had to finish, since dead-line was just behind the corner. The old castle and it’s surroundings inspired me in doing also a small choir motet in Italian 16th century stile, that I finished for my friend’s wedding at the middle of my stay.