Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? I started listening to music of a “certain type” from
I would certainly say that a rhythmic drive features heavily in most of my work. Being almost post-minimalistic with a constantly shifting harmonic centre, I think a lot about ‘implied melodies’ where I take the function of a melody, but rather than a ‘melody’ as we think of it in old fashioned terms – I enjoy creating these ‘implied melodies’ out of harmonic ideas.
I think success for a composer can be measured when he/she no longer has to take a direct hand in arranging a performance. When a piece is “out there” and getting performed, I think that’s a success, and it’s certainly gratifying for a composer when that happens.
I always like working with restrictions which become challenges, and like working for a particular set of requirements. Also, the aim to fit the music to the performers. The challenge can be to make something which is accessible yet interesting.
Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? I started drumming when I was 15 as a way
For the compositions on my upcoming album, they are mainly guitar driven. Some people have described the music as quite ‘cinematic’ or ‘ethereal’ but for me they capture my feelings at this moment of my career. It’s like a window into my musical influences.