Strange how life works out. I started out as a schoolteacher and classical pianist, a specialist piano accompanist. Eventually, I returned to university to study musicology in greater depth. The more I studied, working on transcription and editing, the more I became interested in music and psychology, and the links between improvisation, memory and composition. This, coupled with a period living in Japan, changed my musical direction entirely, and I now regard myself as a specialist in improvisation. But it all started from written scores and texts.