Those are the best moments; when you’re collaborating with others and they share a way to find something new within music, and you’re thrown out of your own head.
the greatest challenge is to remember to take pleasure in the journey of being a composer rather than being overly focused on end goals. Obviously, we have goals, but sort of ironically, the best way to get to them is to stay engaged in the day-to-day process and find joy in that.
To keep writing music true to myself despite fashions and the world changing.
Music is a language and each performer views music through the possibilities of their instrument and technique; I enjoy having conversations about how best something should be played as there are often possibilities I wasn’t even aware of, and that is exciting.
have faith in one’s own talent and power, and patience
I find that I need to be in the process of organising, listening to and editing music before my favourite ideas come to me. I like to build up a collection that I can work off over a period of time; putting some on the backburner and coming back to others that I maybe left for a while as they weren’t working.