It may seem like Dans les arbres, Huntsville, and my solo work contain a lot of repetition. But is it really repetition? Is repetition itself the most interesting part of something being repeated?
I see it more like variation – i.e. each repetition has just enough variation to it that it might as well serve as a variation of something else. Repetition and variation and connected. It is never purely repetition, never mere iteration.
(Because we are not machines) repetition reveals variation.