Leos Janacek has always been a tremendous influence on me.
I was introduced to his music by Stephen Dodgson when living with him and his wife Jane (Clark) from whom I learnt harpsichord.
My first attempt at production was to make a film of Janacek Zapisnik Zmizeleho [The Diary of One Who Disappeared], for which I made a translation. We were ready to go with the project 1969 … and then the Russian tanks rolled into Prague. I made the audio recording, but all contact with the West was broken, and my attempts to secure the film rights were futile.