"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 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."
"As far as modern classical music composition goes, I think even attempting to be political is a challenge to some discriminatory structures."
"Improvised music accepts extreme and absurd parts of all of us"