Let it be a striking chord, the beautiful color of a complex sound, the harmonic world, a pulsating rhythm, or the intensity of a piece—something must draw the listener to the music. That key opens the imagined world of the composer to them. It is up to the composer to bring the listener into his or her sound world, to welcome them by providing music they have never heard, bringing them into uncharted territory, and giving them something to remember. With the informed mind of what has occurred before, what occurs now, intuition, creativity, craft, and skill, the music must be of the utmost quality the composer can create. It must be captivating, intriguing, compelling, and enticing. Creating music is sharing: one creates a genuine and earnest sound entity and shares it with others to experience. Composing is the transformation of the composer’s excitement and enjoyment of the created work through the hard work of the performer to the listener—allowing them to perform or listen to something new, different, original, and personally unique.
My music is about energy, drama, color, varying intensity, fragmented tunes, and expression. Melody and lyricism come naturally to me and from that come the passionate, free, rhapsodic wild spirit or the sensitive side. Perpetual relentless energy boils inside me, fragmented abstract tunes bring out the singing scatting jazz man inside me, and harmonic stasis with colored nuance and intriguing beauty is my love to relish in the moment—a respite from the chaos of life. I use these ideas, take them, twist them, or let them be, and form them into a human sonic expression.