There’s something about watching the Northern Lights stirring and unfurling above the landscape in the Northwest Territories that is wondrous. It’s magical, and hard to put into words. It ignites a deep emotion—just as hard to describe—both powerful and poignant. Somehow, it makes all of the daily distractions melt away. For some, viewing the way the Northern sky come alive at night awakens the creative spirit. This was exactly what happened with Roman Zavada, a self-taught Ukrainian-Québécois pianist who penned his first composition at the age of 4.