Birtwistle Famous Quotes & Sayings

29 Birtwistle Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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People say my music is English. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's not me writing English music, but that English music is becoming more like me.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: People say my music is English. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's not
You either are or you're not.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: You either are or you're not.
I'm not an architectural composer.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: I'm not an architectural composer.
I think there are influences that you open the door to, and influences that come under the door.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: I think there are influences that you open the door to, and influences that come
There are rhythmic ideas which sometimes only work up to a point. In writing there are moments when it just comes off the page, it's not just a collection of notes.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: There are rhythmic ideas which sometimes only work up to a point. In writing there
I don't think there is much American music.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: I don't think there is much American music.
My attitude to writing is like when you do wallpapering, you remember where all the little bits are that don't meet. And then your friends say: It's terrific!Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: My attitude to writing is like when you do wallpapering, you remember where all the
When I was a kid, I wrote music - from the age of 11 until the age of 18.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: When I was a kid, I wrote music - from the age of 11 until
I didn't have a record player.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: I didn't have a record player.
The theatre only knows what it's doing next week, not like the opera, where they say: What are we going to do in five years' time? A completely different attitude.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: The theatre only knows what it's doing next week, not like the opera, where they
The thing about influence is that any composer worth anything will give you the same names.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: The thing about influence is that any composer worth anything will give you the same
My operas and my theatre works are very formal pieces.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: My operas and my theatre works are very formal pieces.
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 Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: I don't have ideas so much as there are things which constantly evolve ... there
Minimalism now is a reaction to what came before. It's absolutely of its time. Music moved into the set theory thing, and moved out of it.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: Minimalism now is a reaction to what came before. It's absolutely of its time. Music
The opera tells the story with all the built-in contradictions and from many different angles.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: The opera tells the story with all the built-in contradictions and from many different angles.
I always write the pieces I want to write.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: I always write the pieces I want to write.
In the end it doesn't matter what you do.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: In the end it doesn't matter what you do.
I think music has gone through a period of something very severe, rather radical, rather the way painting did with cubism.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: I think music has gone through a period of something very severe, rather radical, rather
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 Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: Composing's not voluntary, you know. There's no choice, you're not free. You're landed with an
This sounds horribly pretentious, but I like to think that if music hadn't existed, I could have invented it.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: This sounds horribly pretentious, but I like to think that if music hadn't existed, I
Music is such a problem in the time it takes.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: Music is such a problem in the time it takes.
I'm not a music lover in the sense that I look for something to have on. I've never had that attitude to music.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: I'm not a music lover in the sense that I look for something to have
The piece that had a large influence on me was Turangalila.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: The piece that had a large influence on me was Turangalila.
I wrote music as soon as I knew notation.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: I wrote music as soon as I knew notation.
My operas usually come from musical ideas rather than ideas about subject matter.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: My operas usually come from musical ideas rather than ideas about subject matter.
When I dealt with set theory, I could never make it be the music that I wanted.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: When I dealt with set theory, I could never make it be the music that
It's the irrational things that interest me.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: It's the irrational things that interest me.
One thing I've tried to do in writing music is take on very basic things, very archetypal things.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: One thing I've tried to do in writing music is take on very basic things,
When I was confronted with official tuition, the academic thing, I could see no relationship whatever between that and the music I'd been writing since I was 11.Harrison Birtwistle Birtwistle Sayings By Harrison Birtwistle: When I was confronted with official tuition, the academic thing, I could see no relationship