Music is not about genres, styles and periods, it is about enjoyment. And this enjoyment can be gained from listening, performing and composing. This is where Alistair's music originates - if it interests him, he will engage with it. Hence his background, although primarily orchestral, has also included working in Indian Street Bands, Traditional music, Rock, Blues and Soul, Improvisatory groups, Music Theatre and Electronic/ Computer music. He has written and arranged music in many different styles and sees no difference between writing a simple song for children and composing more complex music for full symphonic ensembles. It is all about the enjoyment.