What inspires your harmonies?

The close harmonies in your pieces are stunning, like light filtering through stained glass. It reminds me of African acapella music- Ladysmith Black Mambazo for example. But what is the true feeling and inspiration behind the melodies & particular harmonies & dissonaces you choose?

Thank you very much :-)

-Dalanda

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I think I answered it best here, Dalanda:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geUQTJS-ED8

Thank you for your kind words.