I believe very strongly that, amongst the dizzying array of different types of music available to the fortunate modern listener, no specific type can be lauded as objectively and universally “better” or “more worthwhile” than any other. All are meaningful to someone.
I enjoy listening to just about anything, and my compositional process incorporates a commitment to privilege equally the influences from all the various types of music I enjoy. I strive to compose music that has the potential, when performed, to engender a distinctively humanizing and engaging experience for the listener. Under ideal circumstances, these renderings of my musical ideas through live performance should be collaborative social and creative processes. Recently, toward that end, I have become particularly interested in crafting musical experiences that raise social awareness and offer a space in which listeners and performers can interact with one another and the music in innovative ways.