Two Quotes for Composers

“The reason I talk about this is that the younger composer has no comprehension of work. And I feel that that’s the door! That you could only become close by this continual work, close or distant, whatever it is to continue. I know as a teacher…I developed a kind of moral responsibility of seeing all these dead bodies from generation to generation. Now, it’s not because they have no ideas or they don’t have talent, but it’s because the amount of work that really goes into writing a piece is incomprehensible to them.”

– Morton Feldman, 1986

“It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.”
– Confucious

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