What is music about?
Trying to take the matter seriously (as a kind of "pro" musician), one cannot escape that question.
Do we still need new music? Hasn't everything already been said? And getting experimental: Isn't most experimental stuff rather dark, apocalyptic, showing us places where we don't really want to go?
After a year with its share of difficulties, I've decided that perhaps the only way to get an answer to all these questions must be found in music itself. Because the ears, the musical mind, has its own way of thinking. Having studied with one of the greatest composers of his time (György Ligeti), I always felt I had to confine the music I made available here or elsewhere to "vanguard" stuff. Even if some of the music I make is not "vanguard" at all. I've decided to change that policy – at least temporariy –, because music has also to do with giving and taking, and I've made the experience that some of my "non-vanguard" stuff was as important for people as those things I considered to be "real" or "relevant" compositions. I'm still not sure if I will become more productive or more communicative again, but at least I thought I'll give it a try. Meaning: There will be an even greater stylistical variety in my tracks, until I'm really convinced that my music brings everything together what I love about music.
My greatest hero in arts is Pina Bausch. No one else hat a clearer vision about what contemporary art should be about. I hope that someday somebody will find something similar in music.