Hayden McGowan, 20, is a multimedia music composer hailing from Ottawa, Canada. Since his early youth, Hayden’s innate proficiency in the musical arts was acknowledged by family, peers, and mentors alike. This inner, unyielding bond with the arts was the basis for his technical education in music. Hayden’s earliest desires to become a media composer stem from his love of storytelling, and how narratives, characters, and emotions are inexplicably latched to musical forces; how emotional concepts can be translated to music like a language. Hayden perceives music as a universal force, and perceives himself as a conduit for that force to manifest itself physically in the emotional domain.