viernes, 14 de julio de 2017

Morton Feldman: For John Cage (1982), with film, "One11," by John Cage

Morton Feldman:

“I prefer to think my work as between categories: between Time and Space. Between painting and music. Between the music’s construction, and its surface.”

“We do not hear what we hear… only what we remember.”

“A modular construction could be a basic device for organic development. I use it to see that patterns are ‘complete’ in themselves, and in no need for development—only of extension. My concern is: what is its scale when prolonged, and what is the best method to arrive at it.”

“I’m involved in stasis. It’s frozen, at the same time it’s vibrating.”

“He’s [Cage’s] always on my mind.”

“The composer makes plans, music laughs.”

“If you don’t have a friend who’s a painter, you’re in trouble.”

“[For John Cage is] a little piece for violin and piano that doesn’t quit.”

“To me pitch is direction.”

John Cage:

“I have nothing to say
and I am saying it
and that is poetry
as I need it.”

“There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear.”

“Every day it seems some close friend dies.”


Duo 404
Alexander "Sasha" Yakub, violin
Forrest Eimold, piano

Holden Chapel @ Harvard University
December 17, 2016

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