FOUNDATION OF MUSIC AND IDEAS Burstein's music and ideas on music have been causing ripples through the new classical culture since the early nineties, when he began composing and found his musical voice to be tonal. His compositions comprise a passionate re- exploration of tonality following his education and early practice as a performer and commissioner of new works from other composers broadly in the 'atonal' avant-garde. He has been at the centre of controversy for several years. Most dramatically, he fought and won a libel case against The Times newspaper in 2000 at trial in The High Court. Transcripts of some of these proceedings can be read on Keith's website. His work has also won him friends. After meeting with him and hearing his music the great Estonian composer Arvo Pärt secured a commission for him by splitting his own commission fee with Burstein for music to mark the 900th anniversary of Norwich Cathedral. Pärt wrote 'I Am The True Vine' and Burstein wrote a Missa Brevis.