Interview: Patrick Hawes

Patrick Hawes – Composer

If I’m asked how important it is for me to be a composer, its very difficult for me to explain really…because it’s me, it’s who I am…It’s as much a part of life as eating toast or drinking tea…. I’ve always wanted to write an opera. Wagner, the opera composer, called it the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk,’ the complete art form. And as a composer surely its your ultimate challenge to write an opera.