I helped to create these larger pieces of music.] That's one of the things I've learnt over the last five or six years to work with people via the internet.
I'm working with a dozen people round the world, constantly writing songs.
It's something to do with the energy of who we are musically and not who's in the band. 'Heart of the Sunrise' and 'Awaken,' [...] it's still alive and going." Asked in another Apr 2016 interview how, if he had "a magic wand", he'd like to see Yes wrap up, Anderson replied: "Create some of the greatest music in the next 20 years.
I'm still Yes, I'm still part of Yes in my heart and soul. I can't tell them what to do, because it's not my band.
I think wed grown apart over the years, and when it came to the crunch, you know, business is more important and thats what they wanted to do. [...] Noting that a[...] reunion could happen if Yes ever makes it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [...] Anderson says hed be happy to sing with them again.
In a Jan 2005 Rockline interview, he said his new year's resolution was "to finish all the songs and projects I've started and not finished for the last twenty years." In a circa May 2004 Jam Base interview, he said, "I just got in a trunk full of songs I've written over the years and there must be a thousand songs there.
[...] I was wondering what am I doing [with all this music]. I better get on with it." In the Mar 2006 article, Anderson discusses various projects that he has started over the last few decades, saying, "I want to get [those] finished and get ready for the coming next few years because I think these are the best years of my life coming up." In a Mar 2008 interview, Anderson is quoted as saying: "I'm always working on one or two or three things. I've got another 20 or 30 years left." He has been going about this in a number of ways, including The Lost Tapes and other archival releases, re-visiting his "Chagall" musical and Zamran.
On this page: Anderson/Stolt - A Thousand Hands - "Open", "Ever" and Survival & Other Stories - Album with Elias/Haun - Solo appearances - The Songs of Zamran: The Son of Olias - "Chagall" and other projects - He has multiple further projects on the go, many involving collaboration over the Internet.
A Mar 2014 interview said, "Just this past week, he received new music from friends in Poland, Italy and New York." In another that month, he said he is working on "a lot of different things this year .