Mikel Kuehn - Press

Artistic Statement

For me, composing is an exploration, an adventure into the far recesses of my musical intuition, similar to a hike through a dense forest – the thrill is in the changing surroundings, their exquisite details, and the tangling of the familiar with the unknown. This analogy describes both the way I want my music to feel upon first hearing and what I strive for in its essence – something self-similar on multiple structural levels, free yet bounded, elegant but raw. My compositional ideas and interests are wide and I am more inclined to be skeptical of stylistic philosophies than to adopt them. I am continually searching for something unknown.

Mikel Kuehn, 2012