” It’s not possible to build a piece that stands successfully without talking about its shape. But if you talk too much, you lead people away from the music itself. “


” Whatever the raw material, the material itself is unimportant until it’s catalyzed by emotional fervor. So in the ideal exchange between me and my listeners, they wouldn’t ‘figure out’ my music. They would feel their pulse racing and the hair standing up on the backs of their necks. “


” I don’t think music teaches about mundane, everyday life. It teaches us what it is to be a human being. “


” I do believe that the Chinese are becoming international leaders in showing the way forward for concert music. “


” If you haven’t heard my music before, ‘Spirit Voices’ is a great place to start. “


” Americans’ distrust of the conspicuously intellectual – a habit we learned, I suppose, on the frontier, but which remains a feature of the national character – has the virtue of puncturing the pretentious and exposing the fake, but it may also have impaired American listeners’ patience for music that is especially complex or austere. “



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