In an article some years ago, literature nobel prize winner W.S. Naipul was asked how he was able to create characters, and have so much understanding for people. His answer was short: “You don´t write because you understand, you write because you don´t understand.”
To him the motivator for writing was that he had an ambition to understand the characters in his novels. I laborated a bit with this idea when working on the piece Cave songs. Prehistoric religions have always been a source of inspiration to me – but I have had problems to approach them in a direct way. Cave songs is based upon a live session, and through the fragments I sometimes feel a hint of the powers of nature.