Our journeys through life are filled with joy, grief, laughter, betrayal, significance, and insignificance, among other things. For me, this journey is largely

DEFINED BY MUSIC.

I sometimes wish it wasn’t, because it has brought me plenty of rock bottom moments as well. But ultimately, music is my

SURVIVAL MECHANISM.

The piece on the previous page is one of the compositions from an upcoming piano album that I will be releasing this year, through which I will attempt to reflect on this journey FROM Yugoslavia TO a museum in Mexico about now-former Yugoslavia VIA a small town in rural Latvia. So then I can maybe manage to

BEAT A NORMAL HEART.