My compositional language embraces many elements. Most of all it is lyrical – I enjoy creating long melodic lines which interact and create tension with an underlying harmonic structure. Frequently a harmonic structure grows out of a melodic idea.
You can’t convince an audience if you aren’t convinced yourself.
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.
Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and make it your career? My grandfather was a coal miner who loved music. He encouraged me to get involved. He and my mum talked music a lot, and I gradually began to find out about composers. From the first day I picked up an instrument…