When did you get into composing?

When​ ​I​ ​was​ ​14,​ ​I​ ​saw​ ​the​ ​trailer​ for ​Metal​ ​Gear​ ​Solid​ ​2:​ ​Sons​ ​Of​ ​Liberty.​ ​This​ ​was​ ​the​ ​first​ ​time​ ​I had a noticeable emotional response ​to ​music. I don’t know why, but I felt that one day I wanted to work on this franchise. I started to design and program video games and started working with Aaron Frensley, who would make the music for my little projects. He was a fantastic composer and he got me really excited about music. After I had pestered him for a while, he agreed to teach me how to make music on a computer. I bought a 25-key MIDI keyboard, installed the free Ableton Live version that was included, and started clicking boxes and making sounds. But when I saw the trailer for Metal Gear Solid it struck me, and finally I realised why it had such a huge impact on me before. It was the amazing soundtrack by Harry Gregson-Williams! Pulsing rhythms in perfect synergy with what was happening on the screen. Heroic orchestral horns blasting out the melody as Solid Snake fires his weapon.