There’s an excitement about working with a large group of people and the special sound that you can create
Keep going to see live music, there is nothing more inspiring even if sometimes it makes you realise what you still need to do. It’s important to have some inspirational reference points.
I want to put myself in a position where my ears are ´wide open’ to the quirks, random incidents and ‘happy accidents’ rather than being totally focused on the composition in a conventional sense. To me, this opens a door to a much larger canvas, so to speak.
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 think composers will always say they’re most proud of their most recent works – if we weren’t proud of them we’d keep working on them until we were! So, because of this I have to say my most recent album, Do You Hear Me?
In general, I am looking for ways of creating satisfying continuity out of asymmetrical material in both pitch and time. Sometimes I am also very interested in blending colours .