I started this blog in January 2005, five-and-a-half years ago. I thought it would give me an opportunity to understand myself better and to focus my artistic aspirations. Better understanding has certainly happened, but more importantly, through this blog I’ve become acquainted with an enormous number of people interested in new music — composers, performers, listeners – whose thoughts have had a sometimes unexpected impact on me and my work. In other words, while I thought the blog would primarily help me focus my inner self, it has opened up more external connections than I had imagined possible.
Five years ago today, my first child was born. You would think that having a child would connect you more extensively with the world around you, and that has certainly happened. But paradoxically, through him, I’ve become much better acquainted with myself – just as I had hoped would happen through the blog.
A blog, a child. The outside world, the inner.
A lot can happen in five years.