I don't compose to give anything to others. I don't look to delight, inspire, or entertain anyone. Instead I compose because I have been inspired by the great accomplishments of other musicians and composers.
Anything that comes after is simply a side effect.
I believe that all of us as musicians have been given a great responsibility - to serve mankind and our infinite complex condition in a way that only that we can.
We are tasked with leaving our audiences feeling more human when they walk out of our concert halls then when they walked in.
I strive to accomplish this in all of my music, to help anyone that listens further understand their humanity.