June 12th, 2006

GreenCine Daily: Gyorgy Ligeti, 1923 – 2006.

I rank his soundscapes alongside those of Krystoff Penderecki, but I have an inordinate fondness for his Fluxus/Information Theory piece for 100 metronomes.

Also, on MeFi.

June 12th, 2006

Morton Feldman:

If a man teaches composition in a university, how can he not be a composer? He has worked hard, learned his craft. Ergo, he is a composer. A professional. Like a doctor. But there is that doctor who opens you up, does exactly the right thing, closes you up—and you die. He failed to take the chance that might have saved you. Art is a crucial, dangerous operation we perform on ourselves. Unless we take a chance, we die in art.


June 12th, 2006
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