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Born: 1942-11-20
Profession: Composer
Nation: American
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That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something.

Tags: Both, Honesty, Keep

As artists, I think that one of the good qualities we have is that we're imaginative. We're resourceful. We like challenges.

Tags: Artists, Challenges, Good

I think about that 'empty' space a lot. That emptiness is what allows for something to actually evolve in a natural way. I've had to learn that over the years - because one of the traps of being an artist is to always want to be creating, always wanting to produce.

Tags: Artist, Emptiness, Learn

I have always believed that we all have male and female within us.

Tags: Female, Male, Within

I've never had an empty house. Ever.

Tags: Empty, House

When you start worrying about form, then you're not in the moment.

Tags: Moment, Start, Worrying

I somehow sensed when I was a teenager that I wanted to do my own work. I was quite clear that I didn't want to be an interpretative kind of artist. I had an intuition about wanting to create my own form, in one way or another, whatever that would be.

Tags: Another, Wanted, Work

In the late '70s I was asked to sing for the first time in Germany. I'll never forget it. It was at a festival in Bremen. The German audience went berserk and the reviews were a phenomenon. For some reason the German audience understood how technically challenging this music was; it wasn't just someone yelling their head off.

Tags: Forget, Music, Time

It's been a continuity right from the beginning - that longing to weave together perceptions, to affirm the richness of us as human beings both as performers and audience members.

Tags: Beginning, Human, Together

Sometimes in the past when I was going to perform a piece again I would listen to old recordings and try to reproduce the material. This time I realized that carrying around old information, trying to get everything in, and still be in the moment just doesn't work.

Tags: Past, Time, Work

When I'm an audience member I do not want to go and see something that I already know, I want to see something that I don't know. I want to be surprised and stimulated to think about something. I want the magic. I want to be in a situation of uncertainty; that's what excites me.

Tags: Audience, Magic, Situation

Yes, the more I go through life I realize that there's really no separation between practice and art at all. The two things more and more become one rather than two different aspects of my life.

Tags: Art, Become, Life
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