The symbol for my journey are two pipes intersecting – the organ pipe and the bagpipe.
To play the pipe organ in a great cathedral space or in an intimate setting is to experience a connection between keyboard, foot pedals, pipes and the various sounds that are possible. To create the skirl of the Great Highland Bagpipes on an open moor, or to play a set of Scottish Smallpipes in front of a roaring fire in one’s living room also has the same requirement: oxygen.
The one component that makes it all work is the air that we breathe. When we can breathe, life is possible. Without the blower of an organ, the bellows of a bagpipe or the functioning lungs of person, there is no creation, no performance, no life.