The alchemists were both artists and scientists. They made careful study of the natural world and spent years mastering their craft. The popular view is that they were seeking to turn lead into gold, but their true aim was transmutation – the evolution of the mundane into something higher.
My goal as an audio practitioner is the same. Skilled application of technology, physics and craft is crucial but is ultimately a vehicle for the real work. In the end, music is greater than any of us. We set up the right conditions so that the magic can work itself.