The first four months of 2020 was a stressful time, both personally and because of the emergence of the novel corona virus, and I wrote no music at all during those months. Then longtime-collaborator Cheryl Duvall asked me to write a piano miniature for her for an upcoming project, and at the same time Rolf Hind – whom I knew solely as a fan and a Facebook friend – put out a general call for miniature piano pieces for him to perform in lockdown. These simultaneous triggers led to the composition of these seven pieces, each dedicated to a different pianist.