I got interested in the idea of music that could make itself, in a sense, in the mid 1960s really, when I first heard composers like Terry Riley, and when I first started playing with tape recorders.
Some people are very good at being 'stars' and it suits them. I'm grudging about it and I find it annoying.
If you are part of a religion that very strongly insists that you believe then to decide not to do that is quite a big hurdle to jump over. You never forget the thought process you went through. It becomes part of your whole intellectual picture.
I would like to see a future where artists think that they have a right to contemplate things like global warming.