Morton Feldman - Quotes

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I want to give my compliments to Australia. Ever since your government paid a few million dollars for a Jackson Pollack painting, I figure that it must be a marvellous country. ---->>>

The most interesting aspect for me, composing exclusively with patterns, is that there is not one organizational procedure more advantageous than another, perhaps because no one pattern ever takes precedence over the others. ---->>>

Any professional knows that the flute and the piano is a boring combination. All you've got to arrive at is a kind of typical gestural crap, right? You might agree, though you wouldn't call it gestural crap. ---->>>

For me it's the instrument. If I want to think of a flute and the state of the arts I hear a vibrato; I don't know what a flute is unless the person plays it for me. ---->>>

I never feel that my music is sparse or minimalist; the way fat people never really think they're fat. I certainly don't consider myself minimalist at all. ---->>>

Since music has never had a Rembrandt, we have remained nothing more than musicians. ---->>>

If you think you might have secret information listening to me, you're lost. ---->>>

I've been living with the minor second all my life and I finally found a way to handle it. ---->>>

Music is essentially built upon primitive memory structures. ---->>>

I was once married to a woman who could eat anything and tell you what was in it: the most complicated recipes. Her memory of taste - now that's what I call memory! ---->>>

No one has the Houdini school of composition. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 01-12, 1926
Birthplace:
Die: 09-03, 1987
Occupation: Composer
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Morton Feldman (January 12, 1926 – September 3, 1987) was an American composer. A major figure in 20th-century music, Feldman was a pioneer of indeterminate music, a development associated with the experimental New York School of composers also including John Cage, Christian Wolff, and Earle Brown (wikipedia)