Acoustic Spaces

When I was a teen-ager, I read a book about Claude Debussy where he stated that he wanted to be known as a Musician, and not just a composer, or a pianist. I have taken this to heart throughout my career by combining composition, performing, teaching, improvisation, arranging, conducting and vocal coaching (maybe some others as well…)

Still, I have thought that composition was my most important function as a musician, but I am bothered by the term composition. During my travels around the world, I have heard the word used a lot in different ways and in different circumstances, but never fully approaching what I mean.