I love to write for chamber music ensembles, string quartet, woodwinds, soloists, bands, (string) orchestra, big bands and any unexpected combination of instruments.
In this I can notate every detail but I can also create a lot of opportunity for improvisation in the moment. That would depend on the creative process and the wishes of the musicians I write for.
In general the chamber music works I compose for others have a lot of written content but if I write them for my own groups, or the bands I play with, I include lots of improvisational options in the music.
Besides working with music itself as the main item I love to combine music with other disciplines. I am especially fascinated in working with dancers / choreographers and musical theatre / opera.
I also arrange music if that is demanded for certain projects but my main focus is on composing new music in close collaboration with the performers.