In life, we experience so much fragmentation of thought and feeling. For me, creating music brings things back together.
In my own work, that is true throughout the process. It starts with developing the parts and pieces: melody, rhythms which is deeply reflective and informative. Later, bringing them together into a form— shaping, creating a context, working to something that feels cohesive and complete is incredibly powerful. My work is like a catalog of the events and thoughts of my life. For me, composing and playing is almost like keeping a journal. My art. My self expression.