Music and Why I compose
Music occurs within a listeners’ consciousness when they pay attention to changes in relationship or proportion. There is music in what we hear, of course, but also music in what we see, taste, smell, and feel. There is music from within our memories and bodies. Listening integrates mind and body into balanced, energetic cooperation.
My goal as a composer is to design and produce packages of time and space for listeners that inspires well-being. My goal is to offer music experiences that are more than beautiful, fun, or clever and possess additional qualities which catalyze everyone involved, the audience, myself and musicians, to connect our inner nature with outer nature. Since the mid-1990s, I’ve come to realize that creating such musical experiences that induce well-being or a spark of enlightenment brings me joy and a sense of purpose.
I want my concerts to be a life-affirming experience that invites all ages and backgrounds into a larger, more richly varied world through deeper listening. “Deeper” listening meaning that we expand beyond normal boundaries and connect to the whole of our environment and beyond.