Everything you do is music, and everywhere is the best seat.
There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.
The act of listening is in fact an act of composing.
I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.
The material of music is sound and silence. Integrating these is composing.
When you start working, everybody is in your studio- the past, your friends, enemies, the art world, and above all, your own ideas- all are there. But as you continue painting, they start leaving, one by one, and you are left completely alone. Then, if you are lucky, even you leave.
Look at everything. Don't close your eyes to the world around you. Look and become curious and interested in what there is to see.
What right do I have to be in the woods, if the woods are not in me.
Get yourself out of whatever cage you find yourself in.
Art is whatever you can get away with.
Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating.
Our intention is to affirm this life, not to bring order out of chaos, nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply to wake up to the very life we're living, which is so excellent once one gets one's mind and desires out of its way and lets it act of it's own accord.
The world is no longer a romantic place; some of its people still are however, and therein lies the promise. Don't let the world win.
If my work is accepted, I must move on to the point where it is not.
If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.
My favorite piece [piece of music] is the one we hear all the time if we are quiet.
I have nothing to say, and I am saying it.
The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.
Ideas are one thing and what happens is another.
A meal without mushrooms is like a day without rain.
If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.
I like being moved. I don't like being pushed.
My favourite music is the music I haven't yet heard. I don't hear the music I write: I write in order to hear the music I haven't yet heard.
My favorite music is the music I haven't yet heard
There was a German philosopher who is very well known, his name was Immanuel Kant, and he said there are two things that don’t have to mean anything, one is music and the other is laughter. Don’t have to mean anything that is, in order to give us deep pleasure.
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