My compositional language has shifted slowly over the years, although the way I structure music and my artistic goals have not changed much. During the past few years I have been mostly influenced by the sound of Brazilian native element
Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? The urge came from the inside, with very few outside triggers. I found no
Due to the specific repertoire I perform in recitals (American living composers) and the fact that I didn’t win any major competitions, the biggest challenge I have encountered and continue to encounter is getting my name out there, getting my name and the quality of my performances in front of presenters and orchestra directors.
One thing we love about playing modern and new music is the range of experiences that the music can offer: some pieces demand an emotional response, some are more experimental or Zen, some are purely intellectual, and some are connected to the wider world (including nature, science, history, and politics). We believe we have succeeded if we can communicate some of that experience to the audience.
Ultimately, the composer merely devises a notated “recipe” for a musical work of art, while the performers are the “chefs” and “servers”.
I see my music as largely built on the classical tradition, but – hopefully – exploring new possibilities within it.