Can you outline your development as a musician and artist from your personal point of view?
My first real passion for music started with Hip-Hop, but I quickly discovered a love of using technology to transform sounds and make music. That passion developed further when I found out that I could study electronic music, and I ended up getting a degree in music from the California Institute of the Arts. That environment opened me up to so many different styles of music and ways of thinking, and being surrounded by that much art and music was an experience that I can’t understate. I got deeply into electronic music, and eventually, and literally, all kinds of music. While I was there, I wrote a collection of pieces that became my first Deru record, and after graduating I wound up scoring for picture and worked on TV and film projects ever since. Working collaboratively on large projects and going inward to focus on my ideas is a balance that I strive to maintain.