A displaced Californian composer writes about music made for the long while & the world around that music. ~
The avant-garde is flexibility of mind. — John Cage ~
...composition is only a very small thing, taken as a part of music as a whole, and it really shouldn't be separated from music making in general. — Douglas Leedy ~
My God, what has sound got to do with music! — Charles Ives
Friday, February 09, 2007
"Menschen wie wir sollten nie Concessionen machen!" (People like us should never make concessions!) -- Gustav Mahler, from a letter to Richard Strauss, 1894.