I always conceive a piece as a different set of challenges.
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Art is not only about angst.
What I think of as style - and I've gotten to this over years of really thinking about it - is that style is the unconscious choices I make.
I think it's good for the composer to teach because you always have new students and you have to begin at the beginning and make things clear.
The French Revolution is the ultimate modernist statement. Destroy everything. Don't build on the past. There is no past.
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You can find pictures anywhere. It's simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what's around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy.
I remember one winter, when I was about five or six, I spent three days with another boy, tracking a bobcat that had been sighted in another county fifty miles away, but which I was sure had come into our neighborhood.