Everybody thinks that when new technologies come along that they're transparent and you can just do your job well on it. But technologies always import a whole new set of values with them.
Classical - perhaps I should say 'orchestral' - music is so digital, so cut up, rhythmically, pitchwise and in terms of the roles of the musicians. It's all in little boxes. The reason you get child prodigies in chess, arithmetic, and classical composition is that they are all worlds of discontinuous, parceled-up possibilities.
People tend to play in their comfort zone, so the best things are achieved in a state of surprise, actually.
Most of those melodies are me trying to find out what notes fit, and then hitting ones that don't fit in a very interesting way.
George Horace Lorimer