Dalí to me is most memorable for his clocks. I am particularly keen on that work for it’s such a simple everyday object and he is able to create so much exciting work from it. That’s very similar to how the process of making music works. You’re never finished with a track. There are always new ideas and variations that you can add to your production, even though the final product most of the time is just one track. It’s a cool idea that you can make like 40 tracks from one song, each being a variation on the original theme. Sort of like making 40 remixes. I’m not sure how interesting that would be, but Dalí’s work shows that it can be interesting and that the possibilities are endless.
For instance, when I started singing I found a copy of the lyrics from the Lionel Richie song Hello. I started playing on the piano and just sang the words not knowing how the original song actually sounded. That gave me the freedom to change the whole song around and play a reggae version, or a rock version or turn it into the ballad it is. Even now I occasionally sing the song but with different chords. By doing so, you can really train and get to know your voice. Just like I think Dalí became a better artist by varying on one theme.