"…immobilités sérieuses" (Taken with Instagram)
80mins into Vexations, 1120 to go (I’m not here for the whole thing) (Taken with Instagram at Berkeley Arts Festival)
“If you think something is boring, try doing it for two minutes. If you still think it’s boring, try it for four. If you still think it’s boring, try it for eight, then sixteen, then thirty-two, and so on and so forth. Soon enough you’ll find that it’s really not boring at all.” - John Cage
— Elliott Carter discusses astronomy (via fuckyeahelliottcarter)
How Sly and I start most days, looking at the iPad. (Taken with Instagram)
And that was how it ended: the house jeering its last as Greg strode away into the late afternoon sun, pressing the orphan tight against his frantically beating heart.
(Photo: Noah Webb; Dwell)
(originally published 1/31/12)
Here in the Western world, composers tend to write stuff down. It’s how you feel confident your brilliant musical ideas will stay true to your original conception after you’re dead and buried. Or if somebody programs one of your pieces in Oshkosh and you can’t be there, it keeps those necessary evils of the profession (performers) from mucking things up too badly. It also frames your work as the product of a single creative force, not a messy, flowery groupthink.
Kitka closing out Garden of Memory 2012 (Taken with Instagram at Chapel of the Chimes)
Summer in Amsterdam (Taken with Instagram at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS))