In performance, composition, and teaching, I am
in restless pursuit of the creative possibilities that have not been considered, either because no one thought to do so or
refuse or are afraid to do so. I don't seek answers and neither should students nor the audience. However, I hope that the
someone may find meaning, and at the very least, I hope to raise questions that otherwise would not be asked.
If someone feels a little bit better after an encounter
with my art in any of its forms, I can safely say that I have done my job as an artist. If my audience reacts uncomfortably,
then I can safely say that I have accomplished a public service.
On my primary performance medium, the double bass, I endeavor to acquire and impart in my students, a technique
that implements an eloquent and refined musical expression that is consistent, unencumbered, and pure, informed by formidable
intellectual rigor and curiosity, grounded at the intersection of tradition and innovation, and often times mediated through
digital representation/transformation and cogent interdisciplinary sensibilities.