I was born in 1949. I have been playing the guitar mainly for accompaniment since the age of 15, but my musical training is self-taught. I started composing twenty years ago. First, melodies alone, then their arrangements for orchestra. For my scores, I use music composition software that also allows me to listen to what I have just written. The piano parts are played by my wife, a pianist who has studied music in the conservatory.
I don't subscribe to any particular genre. When a few notes come to my mind, I put them on a stave. Then, I develop and add the staves for the other instruments in order to realize the arrangement.