I am happy with any work that reaches the point of completion. Like any good parent I have no favourites.
I see music as about communication (what else can the arts be?) and for that one needs clarity of images and ideas; through this one reaches towards the strangeness that lies beyond our quotidian existence.
The limitations on live performances. Social media has been lovely, but nothing beats the rush of sitting up straight, breathing out and playing that first note.
Let the music lead you, don’t try to lead it. Forcing a song to happen will only lead to being dissatisfied with what you’ve composed. Ignore the critic in your head and don’t fall into the trap of comparing yourself to other composers. You bring your own sound into form; let that be your gift.
Because my career has been so varied I tend not to hear distinctions between musical genres, but am only interested in whether the music connects with me
Giving people experiences of learning and listening are some of the most exciting prospects of my job as a composer