“And this I also say: you are our captain and our banner. The Dark Lord has Nine. But we have One, mightier than they: the White Rider. He has passed through the fire and the abyss, and they shall fear him. We will go where he leads.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers (1954)


My first classical composers were Mozart, Beethoven, and Wagner; and my first film composers were John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, and James Horner. My passion for art song, choral music, and opera stems from the former; and my love of film and popular culture, from the later.


“A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct.”

Frank Herbert, Dune (1965)