I hope that my musical language is both accessible but also unpredictable – that I take the listener on an unexpected journey.
Always have something ready to play.
On and off stage, it is the music that matters; I am just a craftsman working his best to serve it.
Inspiration comes from everywhere, literally.
When you get to know a particular musician, you can arrive at a wondrous place of trust and collaboration, where you are not afraid to challenge each other, or to debate certain musical decisions. One of my favourite things is asking musicians to comment on what I have written; often they suggest brilliant amendments which I would never have thought of myself.
I’ve found it particularly exciting when performers make a work their own through interpretation or collaboration. I enjoy working to create music that suits a particular performer’s temperament and abilities.
Never to forget that the main reason why we choose to become a musician is because of the joy it brings. It should always be about the joy of making music, not about fame or money, both are in short supply anyway. Keep working hard, remember that there is not just ‘one right way’ and trust that you will find yours.