Per, et al. -
I'm not sure your 100% serious with your "1st note" thesis, but if you are I disagree.
The first note is without any context, as it is the first. Without context, you are free to go anywhere. You could say the first note is a point in space, and it is without a direction. I'd argue the second note would be more important, and the third note would be more important than the second, as it confirms a direction. But by around the fifth note you've simultaneously started to build something and had a chance to make a mess of it already. So, I'd suggest the fifth note is where things get interesting.
As a general habit, when I do a looping show, the first piece I do is a minimal thing and without any looping. It's my way of getting my bearings, clearing the air, and letting the audience know I won't be playing "Louie-Louie."
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