Were you surprised to discover that you are a musical genius ?

Ott responded on 01/22/2016

Thanks for the compliment but I don't think I ever did.

When I started I was considerably below average as a musician [I was expelled from Grade 1 violin for being talentless] and I didn't do anything remotely listenable until I'd been fiddling with synths for ten years.

But I worked and worked and worked and practiced and practiced, every day, to the exclusion of everything else, until I'd exhausted all the possibilities and made all of the bad sounds. Then I did something I liked, seventeen years after I first set out.

There are loads of people more talented than me and some real, genuine, musical geniuses. I'm not one of them, I don't think. I was just determined.

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