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Born: 1936-03-29
Profession: Composer
Nation: British
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Being on a musical quest was something I always enjoyed.

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I hated teaching composition. I was playing music I didn't particularly want to play, being on committees I didn't want to be on.

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I wanted to write music, and cook, and play cards, and have a nice time.

Tags: Music, Nice, Time

People ask what was the first piece of music I wrote. There was no first piece.

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I just scribbled away and eventually a C-major chord was there. I didn't ever decide I was going to be a composer. It was like being tall. It's what I was. It's what I did.

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I was a catastrophe at Science and Games, but the good thing about Quaker schools is that they encourage you in those subjects for which you show an aptitude.

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The different parts of my career seemed to take part in different rooms, albeit in the same house. It was just the way things were and I didn't actually think much about it at the time.

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When I came across something I liked, I wanted to find out as much as I could about it. This was as true of hearing Hoagy Carmichael for the first time as it was later when I first heard Boulez.

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