When you got to Goldsmith’s College in London at 18, did you have a career goal in mind?
I carried on looking for lots of experience wherever music was needed, and that’s always been my philosophy. Goldsmith’s was a really creative place with a vibrant theatre department where there was so little red tape that you could write music for plays, collaborate with fine artists on installations, things like that. I started a chamber orchestra that focused on contemporary music. That was also the first time I came across music technology; the electronic studio there had Cubase running on Atari Falcons in black and white. I actually wrote a musical for the drama department called “R.U.R”, and the backing was all done on Cubase using General MIDI.