“Her musical inspirations are wide and varied. She is especially attracted to uniquely human things: language, philosophy, sensory details (food, visual art, experiences etc.) Her music definitely reflects this variety of influences. I was initially drawn to Synpunkt because of the range of sounds and structures she uses. This also led to the greatest challenge in learning the piece: making a whole out of all the different sections and ideas. But as rehearsals went on, strong connections and relationships emerged, and the piece revealed itself to be unified as much as it was disparate.”