The motivating force for this album, like so many of the others, is winter. All my creative energies come out when I am alone in my warm studio, at night, while the winter blackness outside is particularly uninviting: cold rain, clouds, snow and ice. Sadness, joy, love and dreams also contribute.
I am also motivated by well-made films, particularly foreign films. Films that are unusual, bold and creative with twists you did not expect, with almost unbearable sadness, indescribable joy and entrancing acting by unknown actors with whom you fall in love.
Books also captivate me as does travel. My dreams captivate me. I hear (and see) wonderful music. Time and place are transposed. And finally I am inspired by those people whom I meet that are so genuine you would follow them anywhere.