Listening. Nice idea but difficult to do with constant road and air traffic all around all the time. Please consider getting around by quieter means. Feet, bicycle, horse, it's up to you
Students think they must write down the idea immediately, but I tell them if it's a good idea it'll be in your head in five minutes' time.
I do hope some of my work has a long lifetime. A piece that works out well this year may work out very well in twenty years' time as well, but I'm very much thinking about what's the right piece now, at this moment.
The problem with our art form: it's so ephemeral, and catching performances can be so difficult... the important thing is what happens at the moment of performance, for the people who made the effort to be there: it lives with them.
I'm constantly thinking about trying to piece together collaborators... All disciplines can be narrow.
The danger of having too close deadlines... It could lead you to just accept an avenue that's not quite good enough.
I often wonder, if there were no deadlines, would anything ever get ended?
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