Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Revising Boulez

Re-tooling an old warhorse of a quote for my own intents and purposes:
Any musician who has not experienced — I do not say understood, but truly experienced — the musical metaphor of astral/trans-dimensional/space travel is USELESS. For his whole work is irrelevant to the needs of his epoch.

Original quote:
"[A]ny musician who has not experienced — I do not say understood, but truly experienced — the necessity of dodecaphonic music is USELESS. For his whole work is irrelevant to the needs of his epoch." 
Pierre Boulez ("Eventuellement...", 1952, translated as "Possibly...")

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