I THINK MUSIC SHOULD MOVE PEOPLE is the
way many composers begin their artistic statements,
and while I agree, the question composers must answer
We write in an infinite language, play in an infinite
sandbox, and for that we should all be grateful. But
composition goes beyond oneself - as sonic excitations
must be perceived by another, any music by its very
nature is communicative. We compose the tree falling
in the woods whose sound must be validated by
What we chose to say is up to us.
How we chose to say it determines who will listen.
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