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.
Being a musician is being a lifelong student. I think knowing that this a journey for the rest of your life puts you in the mindset to always challenge yourself and continue to grow.
I try to listen intently to my inner voice and the serendipity of what’s around me, but I find as I improvise on that idea I’ll catch a whisper, almost a scent of something which I chase that ultimately ends up being the composition
The inspiration for my compositions can come from a great conversation with the filmmaker, the film itself or a certain scene. I like to be as open as possible in the beginning.
I’m a very visual person, so the look of a film, how it’s filmed, the angles, and the colour, all play a part in how it sounds.
Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? My dad and mom, David and Regina. They ran a