focused music


My music has been labelled “postminimalist.” And “minimalist.” I’m okay with either, although I’m not at all shy about the “minimalism” label.

But it occurred to me that how I really approach composing a new work is to focus on a small number of elements. That leads to repetition at times, but most of it comes out of improvisation rather than some system.

So I’d prefer to refer to my music as “focused.”