“Music and sound art have always been important, if incidental, parts of my creative life. On the one hand, a piece sometimes evolves with obvious ties to Habdvarsha. Samples include short language lessons, poetry, lyrics and folktale. On the other, whether playing an acoustic instrument or building sample-based pieces on computer, sound craft serves as a way of thinking about something else while not thinking about it. The audio results are interesting by-products that once in a while I record. As time passes, the two hands move toward each other.” –Robert Stikmanz