So many entities exist and work together to define this 'job' we've undertaken as musicians. Composing and performing exist separately, but come together so magically at moments. I'm constantly composing, drawing inspiration from my surroundings & making notes in my handy dandy iPhone. It's a job that will pull you out of your bed in the dead of night. You never know when or where the music will find you, but you have to be open to it & ready for it. Performing is just as magical. When given the opportunity to share my music with a crowd, I give it everything I have. During a performance, I'll frequently visit the places from which I drew my inspiration. I try my best to be dead on technically, but most importantly, I aim to stay true to myself & my tune. During a performance, I want my music to be felt, not only heard.