“I try to remember that making is fundamentally as natural as breathing.”
Spotlights: How I Compose
"It felt experimental: seeing what would happen if I subjected strongly iconic musical ideas to somewhat mechanical, ‘alien’ treatments and procedures."
"I enjoy writing music that is about more than just one thing, and I’ve come to view a composition as the end result of a learning process"
"I found it curious that I, an atheist living in the 21st century, was writing music for medieval instruments to be performed in a church."
"It is my hope to contribute, in a small way, towards painting a bigger picture of how people compose"
"In developing my own practices, and through a general interest in the lives and work of those whose music I most admire, I have frequently found myself transported by the details of another composer's writing habits"