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Morton Feldman, American Composer ( January 12, 1926 - September 3, 1987 )

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Music is essentially built upon primitive memory structures.~Morton Feldman


Music Memory Primitive

I've been living with the minor second all my life and I finally found a way to handle it.~Morton Feldman


Life My Life Living

I never feel that my music is sparse or minimalist; the way fat people never really think they're fat. I certainly don't consider myself minimalist at all.~Morton Feldman


Music Myself People

I want to give my compliments to Australia. Ever since your government paid a few million dollars for a Jackson Pollack painting, I figure that it must be a marvellous country.~Morton Feldman


Government Painting Want

No one has the Houdini school of composition.~Morton Feldman


School Composition Houdini

Since music has never had a Rembrandt, we have remained nothing more than musicians.~Morton Feldman


Music Musicians Nothing

The most interesting aspect for me, composing exclusively with patterns, is that there is not one organizational procedure more advantageous than another, perhaps because no one pattern ever takes precedence over the others.~Morton Feldman


Me Interesting Most

Any professional knows that the flute and the piano is a boring combination. All you've got to arrive at is a kind of typical gestural crap, right? You might agree, though you wouldn't call it gestural crap.~Morton Feldman


You Professional Boring

For me it's the instrument. If I want to think of a flute and the state of the arts I hear a vibrato; I don't know what a flute is unless the person plays it for me.~Morton Feldman


Me Want Think

I was once married to a woman who could eat anything and tell you what was in it: the most complicated recipes. Her memory of taste - now that's what I call memory!~Morton Feldman


Woman Memory You

If you think you might have secret information listening to me, you're lost.~Morton Feldman


Listening Lost Me