Best Collection of Morton Feldman Quotes

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