I want to be able to keep making work, and my definition of outer success would be that I have enough financial support and audience interest to be able to manifest my wildest musical-centered imaginations.
It’s so easy to forget, through all the stress of conservatoires, competitions, and touring that being an artist is the ultimate privilege. We’re getting to do something very special that very few people get to do.
Percussion is something special to me, tuned and untuned. Some drums are so extensive in their possibilities of sound graduation, pitch and timbre – that I said it was like having an orchestra beneath your fingers
I am a lyrical writer at heart, but I enjoy virtuosity. My eclectic background lets itself be heard most prominently in more energetic passages. I like economy, and clarity of form and content, and I strive to make my material distinct, in order to give my music an internal sense of memory.
Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music? Music has always been very … More
Do it for the right reasons, and be sure it’s what you really want to do because it isn’t easy. Then absolutely go for it. Despite many messages you’ll receive to the contrary, it is a worthwhile thing to be an artist, both personally and for society as a whole.