"I remember as a little boy growing up in Palma Mallorca, riding along in the back seat of the car looking out across a yellow field at a distant lonely tree with a breeze blowing softly through it's leaves, and wondering, will you always be surrounded by the things that made you most at ease.
You sit there in a daydream where every sound you hear around you filters out of those ears and you hear nothing but an imaginary sound of that wind brushing those leaves against each other, and an evident wind chime coming into play. Your thoughts start creating this atmosphere of sounds that you enjoy and your creativity is inspired.
My Dad once told me "music is what feelings sound like". You can describe what you're feeling to someone but they may never be able to feel what you mean. I thought the closest thing you'll ever come to showing them is to score it. Take it straight to their heart, not their head.
We've all sat there listening to a piece of music and falling into a daydream to fill ourselves with contentment, but why are we going into daydreams? Are we not happy? is something missing?
After 12 years of playing piano I decided to take a step of creativity and start composing my own ...emotions, if you like, but it wasn't enough, I wanted the full-on effect to make impact into someone's heart. At 20 I was scoring my first ever short film and it was then I knew this was it, I wanted to become a score composer."
Extract taken for John's blog @ Tumblr.