There are three virtuous styles of music; classical, jazz and heavy metal. I do love classical music but I don’t listen to it much anymore and I never listen to metal, so I am not very interested in music that is difficult to play.
The fascination with the music stayed with me for years and I wanted to find out why I liked it so much and to learn the grammar of it, and that’s why I tried to write the sheet music down. Writing it down gave me some ideas of other versions of the music and I wrote the first string quartets and piano pieces based on transcriptions.
In my years of working in theatre and TV I’ve learnt that my main skill is not the instrumental playing but the idea of what to play and my interest for so many kinds of music. Often people ask me to contribute to projects when they don’t stay in just one genre. I feel more like a composer who just has to play his own things.
I think for a classical musician the goal is the same as an electronic musician. A very good professional classical musician must not think about technique.
I’m very happy with the things I do. Maybe I’m just lucky I like to do so many things. I don’t remember any musical job that I did only for the money. Even when I worked as a music supervisor on cruise ships I did it for romantic reasons. When I work for TV it’s because I want to.