My song cycles,'Dublin Songs'and'Canciones,'were written during my twenties and reflect my fascination with the poetry of James Joyce and Federico Garcia Lorca.''In particular, I love the freedom of Joyce's lyricism and the visionary color and rhythm of Lorca.''They are very much my heroes in their choice of words and subject matter.''It is a long way from Dublin to Barcelona, but perhaps closer than one might imagine.''My way is to follow where the poems go and fill in with musical sounds the imagery and imagining of the poesy, remembering at all times the careful and caring depiction of humanity by these two great souls.