If I can distill some of the early events that helped form my interest in sound, and that now color my musical works, I would say they are: relishing the sound of the wind, crickets, birds, frogs, etc.; singing in an all girl Gregorian Chant choir, (completely in Latin) for many years as a child; listening to the mysterious rhythmic quality of the Cherokee language spoken by my grandparents; and, listening to my famous Jazz musician father, Marshall De Muynck, as he played the cool cat night clubs in the 50's and 60's when the originals were still around and gigging.