What are the creative challenges you face as an artist?
The creative challenges I face as an artist start with the effective use of time, research, and development. At the age of sixty-seven, the subject of time is a “recognition factor” that acknowledges there is much creative work to do in an ever decreasing time space—and as such, my future music work will seek to emphasize those projects that best give insight into the “interconnected and exploratory features” of my music model (system). My plan is to focus on a) completing the Trillium opera complex’s music, b) refining and extending the three-dimensional experience possibilities of the Sonic Genome fantasy environment, and c) further exploring the organic and symbolic connections of my work to meet the needs of the “friendly experiencer”: that being the aspirations of the individual, group, and community. From the beginning, my hope was to create an “experience world” that would take advantage of the changing state of dynamic technology and composite spiritualism—moving towards a holistic and symbolic “creative universe” that would allow for three-dimensional realizations (i.e. fusion) and composite unity. Hooray for music and positive hope.