Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? Although I started playing the piano from around seven years
Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? Almost as soon as I started to learn music I
Concert music comes with a blank page and asks only what I have to say, which I find much more challenging. At the same time it is liberating in a completely different way to the constraints of film music
Tonal, with a hint of, ‘what just happened?’ I like raising eyebrows, but also tapping feet. Rhythm is key, and the interplay between musicians trying to keep up with it
Love composition enough to want to do it whether you get paid or not. Have friends or pupils who are happy to perform it. Value and reflect on your life experiences, whether happy or painful, because whether music appears to be programmatic or abstract, it is all the product of experiences that are deeply felt, as much as of individual gifts.
Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? My Dad was a fine pianist as were both my