Listening to music can be a transcendental experience, allowing us to “live” a wide range of emotions. But what about the emotional experiences that occur in and around the compositional process?
Composers spend a lot of time honing their craft, first in schools under mentorship, and then in practice. The mechanics of writing eventually become fully sublimated, much like the rules of grammar to a writer. As a composer I trust my technique, and I have come to believe that it is through technique that a good piece, effective and moving piece can be made.