Artist’s Statement


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Tristan Xavier Koester, composer


Music is a living and breathing entity. From the very first note played, the music takes the first step into its own reality, the listener’s reality. Unlike many other forms of artistic expression, music has an ability to transcend the barriers of time through incorporation into the listener’s own memory. I strive to create music that has the ability to become part of a person’s past, present and future. To me, a successful piece resonates differently within each individual, for everyone has unique world perspectives from their life experiences. The fundamental meaning of my work stems from myself, and then evolves through the listeners’ own interpretations.