"My musical style is an expression of my love for a specific challenge -- how to blend technical exploration and emotional expression. The music nerd in me loves exploring mixed meters, odd phrase structures, and difficult instrumental and vocal passages, while the artist in in me wants to tell stories, exchange views, and meditate with my audience.

"I enjoy approaching lyrics with a similar attitude toward challenge. I experiment with different lyrical vantage points -- sometimes as narratives that take on different characters -- singing from the perspective of a heartbroken teenager or of a french revolutionary -- and other times as non-linear narratives that draw on ideas from Sufism and other Eastern philosophies. "