I would describe myself as a human being who practices art. Since I was a kid, I wanted to be a
com-poser, musician. So art means a lot to me – from the very beginning.
At a very early age in my life I decided that art is my objective in my life.
I am a trained musician and composer, so music is my major language, my major medium.
In the past 25 years, I am focusing on finding my own language, finding my own way of doing art
that means something to me. I don’t want to follow other people’s paths. I want to find my own way
to present my own art. Because I think art is very personal
We are not the same as in the 19th century. That’s a common practice that’s a certain art form we
can all use and then ‒ through those forms ‒ we can express ourselves. I think it is like starting the
2nd World War … Artists know: the only way to be himself or herself as an artist is how you tie your
personality to your expression. So, I think that is what I have been doing: finding my language,
finding my form. In a way, it is like about how to live my life, finding my own existence through my
in the beginning, I am more focused in finding my personal language and doing so-called … try to be
an individual artist. But over the years I also realized: sometimes you are able to step away from
yourself. You can still go with your own principle. For me, art is about sharing, about
I feel myself as using art as a means to help the society or to give back something to the society. For
example, it is like for the past 5 1/2 years, I have been organizing a lot of free outdoor concerts. And I
learned a lot in doing that because this feeling about sharing, about communication. But my ego
wouldn’t be so much in the way of doing that. By stepping away from my own ego, I am able to see
things in a bigger picture. And I am also more aware by supporting the young talented musicians or
by sharing those artists‘ work with the general public. It has a different level of meaning ‒ other than
what I used to do as my own personal work.
When I create my own music theatre work, the authorship is clear. But when I am organizing an
event, the roles change a bit. I am more a creator: I can initiate things to happen but I am not a socalled
artist in that situation. Even though I think I am very different from most art administrators or
curators because of my background as an artist. So, I don’t think in terms of management. I don’t
think in terms of all the art administrators would think. For me, the artistic result is still just as
important. Even though it is not my own personal work. But I still value a lot the artistic result of such
a public situation.