Improvisation is at the heart of my practice as an artist. Improvisation is the most authentic manner of connecting with other people and transmitting ideas and emotions. Whether I’m composing music for an improvising ensemble, or designing a multi-disciplinary presentation of some sort, I focus on form as it relates to content. The perfect form allows the aggregated elements/collaborators to express themselves; simultaneously, form harnesses the skill and energy into a pointed statement. Research has become a huge part of this process. Studying factual accounts of cultures and histories allows me to create powerful narratives which are responsibly informed.