There’s no grand vision with me, no poetic bullsh*t, I just get it done
Perhaps the true definition of success is a really enthusiastic audience reaction
Melody and harmony are important to me, almost always in the context of prevailing diatonic tonality, either directly or indirectly, and also strong personality and individuality of expression and purpose, otherwise I think there is probably no point in writing a piece
You need a degree of self-belief to keep going – composing is actually quite hard work.
The greatest challenge is to have a career as a composer!
There’s an excitement about working with a large group of people and the special sound that you can create