The minimalist compositions for guitar and voice on Aurora Song were inspired by the landscapes and folklore of the Far North, particularly of Iceland and Norway. Each piece is intended to musically enact its verbal title. For example, with “Hidden People” the listener is supposed to hear in each guitar fragment, fading in and out of sound, the appearance and disappearance of elf-like beings, as they allow themselves to be briefly seen and apprehended by humans. Another example is that during “Midnight Sun” there is a moment when the guitar takes a turn towards the finale and this is like the instant when the sun, after having touched the horizon on the summer solstice, once again rises, while birdsong echoes the dawn in the middle of night. Vocals accompany three out of five pieces and are meant to introduce human emotions, whether joyous or grieving, into the soundscape mimicking the Northern lands and sea.