Wednesday, 7/25/12

by musicclipoftheday

Suppose that, for the rest of your life, you could listen to only one piece of music.

What would you choose?

Morton Feldman (1926-1987), For Bunita Marcus (1985)
Hildegard Kleeb, piano (1994)

Another take? Here. And here.

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

[Morton Feldman and I] were driving back from some place in New England where a concert had been given. He is a large man and falls asleep easily. Out of a sound sleep, he awoke to say, “Now that things are so simple, there’s so much to do.” And then he went back to sleep.

—John Cage, in Silence: Lectures and Writings by John Cage (1961)