As a composer, I strive to make music that speaks on an emotional and spiritual level, allowing us to transcend our daily lives and get a glimpse of something greater than ourselves. I use a tonal and sometimes repetitive language, not as the result of a conscious and deliberate decision, but from an innate awareness that this language communicates directly to us. I use structures (some natural, some man-made) to organize this language into meaningful and thoughtful music that expresses my personal voice and acknowledges the inspiration and glory of God.
I am always seeking to grow as an artist, and look to the world around me for direction and inspiration. I continue to be influenced by music from the past, as well as the music of other cultures and the popular music of today. As an artist, my goal is to make music that speaks to the soul as well as the mind. I strive to find or create beauty in a world that is not always beautiful.