Writing, speaking and interviews

As a female composer brought up in India and Hong Kong with a love of wilderness, surfing and diving, issues of feminism, women in the arts, environmental awareness and cultural diversity are cornerstones of my work. Through pre/post-concert talks, articles and interviews, I work for and speak about the following issues:

The importance of listening to women’s voices

I think we should be optimistic because of the many people within our field that have already been, quietly and steadily, championing at a grassroots level for greater inclusion over the last few decades. ...”

from 5 Questions in commemoration of the 19th Amendment tot he U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote.

Music as a unifying social force – a way to bring people together to create hope and change

Finding authentic expressions of cultural diversity

The need for us to work to preserve wilderness

…through our work, we give a voice to things that don’t have a voice otherwise, and we can make issues, concepts and ideas visible…

..My hope is that there is a dialogue and a conversation that sparks from that which gets us thinking about what we can do to make things better.

The critical need to provide education and opportunities for girls worldwide