I am a composer and also an improviser specialising in clarinets and lap steel guitar. After studying anthropology I taught myself music by being in bands. When I compose I write for sounds and then for instruments. I try to make something that is adequately eventful for our crazy time. I think I am writing for our time and the listeners who must authentically inhabit it. Real music happens when ideas are outrun by events.
With the Hyperion Ensemble, Auditorium St Germain, Paris 20/11/06. Photo Michael Karman, asymmetry music magazine
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