Sound Ecologies

The Japanese soundscape, whether in the office or outdoors in the neighborhood, is neither particularly silent nor even relatively quiet—it’s full, rich, and for the most part quite noisy.

Operatic Intentions

As is the case every time I see an opera, I am seized anew with
the desire to write and produce my own.

Fuzzy Math

If having only seven million viewers is a failure, how can anyone succeed? It’s a question of scale.


What tricks or techniques do you have to get the creative juices flowing and that compositional ball rolling?

Practice, Practice, Practice

You know, this might sound almost too simplistic, but perhaps simply keeping busy is the key to a successful career as a composer—not to mention being a good musical citizen as well.