My life's work is about going as deeply as I can into the creation of my own music and the cultivation of my own voice as a composer/performer/improviser. I feel most alive when I'm actively engaged in making music. I'm continually driven to search for new forms of expression, to find beauty in new sounds and new ways of organizing those sounds. Through this process, I am able to discover more about who I am, what I value, and how to offer that to others. This quest leads me to undertake many different kinds of projects and to play in and write for many different ensembles. This has been the driving focus—and most compelling creative challenge—as long as I've been pursuing music.
I strive to make all of my musical and life experience coherent internally—such that that coherence is reflected in the music—and to offer an intimate shared experience with my ensemble mates and the audience. I always try to create an open collaborative ethos that welcomes each individual’s personal vocabularies, perspectives, and engagement; and to convey a sense of heart, hope, and aspiration to my audience—a sense that they can fulfill their aspirations, too.