“For all the refinement of the poetry and the technical sophistication of the music, the overall impression is overwhelmingly one of irresistible melodies and luscious harmonies that reach out and charm the listener.”
“[Bach] confronted his spiritual and intellectual questions, stated his vision of the universe, and perhaps even grappled with the joys and disappointments of his life through the medium of the written note.”
“For me, variation is one of the most important compositional techniques. The point at which a new variation starts is the ‘reset’ point. It is the point at which we recommence with a (relatively) blank slate.”
This is music quick, alive, and magical – and fully characteristic in showing that philosophical speculations, and their expression in other art forms (poetry, visual art), can generate new worlds of sonority and energy.
“My artistic practice is served by curiosity and thought about realms outside my own —photography, genetics, popular music, astronomy, cooking — which is to say that I borrow principles and adapt to music systems that speak to my imagination.”