"To mention just a handful of composers and their works would involve neglecting many incredible compositions..."
"...my music is both an expression and a representation, containing as it does both my environment and my response to it!"
"Throughout the past century, the oboe quartet and oboe quintet have proved to be particularly popular instrumentations for composers..."
"The influence of great oboists such as Léon Goossens has heralded a golden age for oboe compositions..."
"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."