Making something sound exactly how I want it to.
I believe the greatest challenge for today’s composers is that contemporary classical music is still not seen as an undeniable part of the classical music world. Worshipping the great masters of the past has been for a long time the main aspiration for musicians all over the world. But a lot is moving in an exciting direction right now.
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 interested in a kind of clarity and perhaps simplicity although I really like dense sounds which feel like they might overwhelm you.
Musicians need to be technically solid, artistically interesting, unfailingly hard working and promotionally savvy.
After many years of conducting masterclasses on a professional level, and mentoring and coaching advanced young musicians, my definition of success is helping these students achieve entrance to music colleges and succeeding in the career they pursued.