I've also discovered a few tricks similar to his almost accidentally.
Lucky man! Accidents of the best sort. He's a pretty inspiring dude.
Luck, chaos, will,..."all is well that ends well," goes the adage. We discussed Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Arvo Part, and a few other modern composers in a "classical" music class I took a few years back. It was one of my favorite highlights.
Sounds like some quality instruction; those are some fine men.