"These days I see composing as a slowed-down version of improvisation, which is why I think I'm drawn to making music as opposed to just playing it."
"As a child all these opportunities seemed perfectly normal, but I now realise how fortunate I was, and it makes me determined to try and repay some of this good fortune by teaching and creating similar opportunities for the kids in Hull."
"I truly believe composers play along like fixed odds machine gamblers..."
" I think what is true at the moment is my preference to make things that are beyond me, things that are realised away from my direct involvement - wishes that may become true, words that may be interpreted one way or another, descriptions of experiences that become sounds."
"For me, as someone who considers themselves conceptually led, the term composer can often be too limiting..."
"I am very interested in creating a labyrinth and in combining different materials together..."
"The thing is that new music can be and mean all sorts of things, and shouldn't be thought of as ‘specialist’ in general..."
"To me it’s not important that the equipment I use is necessarily the most ‘high-tech’...it’s more important that there is an intimacy transmitted."
"Somebody once told me an artist is the one who never stops. It's not easy obviously. But it has never been easy. "
"What brings me back to that period of my artistic career is a kind of transgresive approach to intensity, which I try to generate in my present work"