Sources

For anyone new to my work – knowing what has informed it by be of interest.

None of us operate or produce in a vacuum; for example, the very language I am using now is a product of Greco-Roman-Celtic-Judaic-Germanic-Christian-Arabic words/grammar and other linguistic rules and, I’m sure, quite a few others too.

As a musician, my (conscious) sources fall into two areas: 

Composition

John Dowland
The Smiths
Sibelius 
Constantin Brancusi
J.S. Bach
Edward Burne-Jones
Eric Satie
Modigliani
Philip Larkin
J.W. Turner
L.S. Lowri 
Astor Piazzolla
Haruki Murakami
The Star Wars films
Ayn Rand
Mervyn Peake

Instrumental approach

Glenn Gould
Django Reinhardt
Julian Bream
Kazuhiro Yamashita
Jascha Heifetz
Ali Akbar Khan
Dino Lipatti
Manitas de Plata
Chris Thile
Johnny Marr
Astor Piazzolla