One positive aspect to performing not being my main source of income is that I have the luxury of being able to program less well known music that interests me – which is what ultimately led to my Philippa Schuyler recording
You need a degree of self-belief to keep going – composing is actually quite hard work.
Every work and every concert is like a child to me. Each one paved the way to the next step on my journey writing and performing music.
I love story telling so that people who listen to my music understand where it came from…
The concept behind each work is extremely important to me. The first step of composing any piece begins with my interaction with an extra-musical source inspiration, and from that I form the idea and the all-important title, which becomes the identity of the work
I hope that my musical language is both accessible but also unpredictable – that I take the listener on an unexpected journey.