We often ask ourselves: Who are we? Are we born with some inherent features of character? In confrontation with people, animals and objects – that is, with nature and our environment – we gradually lose our inborn qualities or supplement them with acquired models. In this way, the character becomes more and more internally varied and versatile: this is why we see this process more as a gain than a loss.
In Entinas I attempted to represent this and similar processes by means of music. We can do very much to adjust to what we deem important to us. But even if we did our best to change our fundamental features of character, some core qualities will always remain – a few highly individual traits that distinguish us from other people. This is perhaps where we see the foundations of our characters best – by recognising the difference.