The pieces in which the spirit, notation, concept, sound, come together to make something distinctive.
I think a turning point came when I discovered Mahler at age 16, that’s when I understood what music can be more fully than before.
Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? It just happened, because I listened and loved orchestral music
I do a lot of thinking about the piece: usually it’s nebulous, some combination of mood, intensity, colour, topic; sometimes there are clear ‘scenes’ that come into view.
Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and make it your career? My grandfather was a coal miner who loved music. He encouraged