How do you work? (as a composer)
I have 2 main composing styles. I sit at the piano and start playing and see where my hands and my emotions at that moment in time lead me. Eventually something starts happening where it feels right and that is often how I find the beginnings of a new piece. From there I’ll refine the idea, and build it up and try variations of it until I settle on “the one”. I also like to listen for music – I often hear music in my mind.. sometimes entire pieces and all the parts and all the instruments. I actually then go and try to play it by ear, from listening to it in my mind.