As a composer, how do you work?
Each composition is different, but I use the Taoist concept “let your mind be empty…” then whatever fills it becomes the starting place. Once I have the initial idea, it’s a lot like the great sculptor Henry Moore’s quote: “How do I sculpt a face? I just remove anything that is not a face”. Usually for me, it’s about removing anything that doesn’t fit or lead to a direct musical experience within the composition. Because traditional notation is useless with the Refractor Piano™, I have developed many ways of documenting what I am doing. I then constantly record and make adjustments in order to see the progression of the piece.