The cello is the instrument I believe to be closest to my personality, and that is why I instinctively gravitated to it as a child. It is incredibly versatile, but I felt most attracted to its expressive, lyrical and soulful sound. The richness and depth of its low register with the soaring expressive qualities of its tenor register allow me to express almost every nuance of human emotion. I feel as if I can "sing" with the instrument.
I am also very rythmically driven, and the cello also allows me to dig away grooves on double stops (playing two notes at once) and if I am looking for a more aggressive and abrasive sound, I can find that gritty edginess with the way I use the bow. The various uses of the bow allow you to play complex rhythms and arpeggios and create a variety of interesting sound effects that work especially well for film.
The cello has really become a part of my "voice" as a composer as I find I can express almost anything with it!