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Perhaps two million years ago the creatures of a planet in some remote galaxy faced a musical crisis similar to that which we earthly composers face today. ---->>>

I am optimistic about the future of music. ---->>>

Perhaps of all the most basic elements of music, rhythm most directly affects our central nervous system. ---->>>

In a broader sense, the rhythms of nature, large and small - the sounds of wind and water, the sounds of birds and insects - must inevitably find their analogues in music. ---->>>

The advent of electronically synthesized sound after World War II has unquestionably had enormous influence on music in general. ---->>>

Although technical discussions are interesting to composers, I suspect that the truly magical and spiritual powers of music arise from deeper levels of our psyche. ---->>>

Perhaps many of the perplexing problems of the new music could be put into a new light if we were to reintroduce the ancient idea of music being a reflection of nature. ---->>>

The future will be the child of the past and the present, even if a rebellious child. ---->>>

The retrospective glance is a relatively easy gesture for us to make. ---->>>

This is not a happy time for this kind of music in this country. ---->>>

Writing seems to be more difficult as you move through the years. ---->>>

One very important aspect of our contemporary musical culture - some might say the supremely important aspect - is its extension in the historical and geographical senses to a degree unknown in the past. ---->>>

Unquestionably, our contemporary world of music is far richer, in a sense, than earlier periods, due to the historical and geographical extensions of culture to which I have referred. ---->>>

As interesting as that music can occasionally be, I don't think it really replaces the other. ---->>>

I frequently hear our present period described as uncertain, confused, chaotic. ---->>>

It is easy to write unthinking music. ---->>>

The development of new instrumental and vocal idioms has been one of the remarkable phenomena of recent music. ---->>>

If we look at music history closely, it is not difficult to isolate certain elements of great potency which were to nourish the art of music for decades, if not centuries. ---->>>

I have observed, too, that the people of the many countries that I have visited are showing an ever increasing interest in the classical and traditional music of their own cultures. ---->>>

I think we're in a very low point of music right now. ---->>>

Most of my influences are turn-of-the-century. ---->>>

I am certain that most composers today would consider today's music to be rich, not to say confusing, in its enormous diversity of styles, technical procedures, and systems of esthetics. ---->>>

I must confess, my Spanish is not so good - except I read a little, so I started with the English but then determined that it would have to be in Spanish. ---->>>

Nonetheless, I sense that it will be the task of the future to somehow synthesize the sheer diversity of our present resources into a more organic and well-ordered procedure. ---->>>

I pick up the New York Times or Time and it's talking about the latest rock group, which I'm sure is exciting to some people, but it neglects a huge area of music. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 10-24, 1929
Occupation: Composer

George Crumb (born October 24, 1929) is an American composer of avant-garde music. He is noted as an explorer of unusual timbres, alternative forms of notation, and extended instrumental and vocal techniques. Examples include seagull effect for the cello (e.g. Vox Balaenae), metallic vibrato for the piano (e (wikipedia)