What is your musical background?
What is your advice to singers performing your works?
When I compose vocal music I always start by thinking about the text and what it means to me. So I would say anyone singing my music should spend a little time understanding the text and how it relates to the music. After that, it’s all hopefully just as written in the score. Beauty of sound, depth expression, accuracy and energy are all things I value very much in performances of my music.