Harrison Birtwistle Quotes

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Harrison Birtwistle quotes: The piece that had a large influence on me was Turangalila. The piece that had a large influence on me was Turangalila.
Harrison Birtwistle quotes: Music is such a problem in the time it takes. Music is such a problem in the time it takes.
Harrison Birtwistle quotes: I wrote music as soon as I knew notation. I wrote music as soon as I knew notation.
Harrison Birtwistle quotes: I'm not an architectural composer. I'm not an architectural composer.
Harrison Birtwistle quotes: In the end it doesn't matter what you do. In the end it doesn't matter what you do.
Harrison Birtwistle quotes: The thing about influence is that any composer worth anything will give you the same names. The thing about influence is that any composer worth anything will give you the same names.
Harrison Birtwistle quotes: Composing's not voluntary, you know. There's no choice, you're not free. You're landed with an idea and you have responsibility to that idea. Composing's not voluntary, you know. There's no choice, you're not free. You're landed with an idea and you have responsibility to that idea.
Harrison Birtwistle quotes: When I dealt with set theory, I could never make it be the music that I wanted. When I dealt with set theory, I could never make it be the music that I wanted.
Harrison Birtwistle quotes: This sounds horribly pretentious, but I like to think that if music hadn't existed, I could have invented it. This sounds horribly pretentious, but I like to think that if music hadn't existed, I could have invented it.
Harrison Birtwistle quotes: My operas usually come from musical ideas rather than ideas about subject matter. My operas usually come from musical ideas rather than ideas about subject matter.
Harrison Birtwistle quotes: I don't have ideas so much as there are things which constantly evolve ... there are various threads or layers, if you like, which change. I don't have ideas so much as there are things which constantly evolve ... there are various threads or layers, if you like, which change.
Harrison Birtwistle quotes: I don't think there is much American music. I don't think there is much American music.
Harrison Birtwistle quotes: When I was a kid, I wrote music - from the age of 11 until the age of 18. When I was a kid, I wrote music - from the age of 11 until the age of 18.
Harrison Birtwistle quotes: I always write the pieces I want to write. I always write the pieces I want to write.
Harrison Birtwistle quotes: I didn't have a record player. I didn't have a record player.
Harrison Birtwistle quotes: You either are or you're not. You either are or you're not.
Harrison Birtwistle quotes: It's the irrational things that interest me. It's the irrational things that interest me.
Harrison Birtwistle quotes: My operas and my theatre works are very formal pieces. My operas and my theatre works are very formal pieces.