I always tried so hard to fit in, and then I figured out that I didn't want to fit.
Hearing is believing...a magician with the piano.
I knew I could never be accepted as a straight-ahead jazz musician, nor would Iaccept myself as that. I would never be accepted as a minimalist. I wouldn't be adowntown composer. Because I find all orthodoxies, all doctrines to be ultimatelybanal.
Only one music comes out of me.
You have your own perceptions as an artist because you're put on this planet to create mystery, but you're put here to unravel mysteries too.
Time and rhythm are the most important elements in music. If both aren't well conceived, organized, and executed, no amount of notes will make the piece a meaningful artistic experience.
I love opera, I love writing for the voice, I love telling stories with music.
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