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“The Universe is your orchestra. Let nothing less be the territory of your new studies.”

– R. Murray Schaefer

“Now I will do nothing but listen…I hear all sounds running together, combined, fused or following, sounds of the city and sounds out of the city, sounds of the day and night…”

– Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

“It is failure that guides evolution; perfection offers no incentive for improvement.”

– Colson Whitehead

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.”

– John Cage

“Noise accompanies every manifestation in our life. Noise is familiar to us. Noise has the power to bring us back to life.”

– Luigi Russolo

“…the world is fundamentally non-linear and any regularity is the exception.”

– Barry Truax

“Absorb what is useful;
Reject what is useless;
Add what is speciifically your own.”
– Bruce Lee

“The world is really like a living symphony. Every sound made in the world, and every texture presented in the world, carries it’s own meaning.”

– Daniel Kish

“If you’re going to explore uncharted territory, it’s okay to carry a compass, but not a map.”

– Derek Bailey

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

“Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.”
– Frank Zappa

“…your work has to be worth doing for its own sake, and you cannot imagine living without doing it.”

– Barry Truax

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”

– Aldous Huxley

“The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity…the ability to express the utmost with the minimum… The more complicated and restricted the method, the less the opportunity for expression of one’s original sense of freedom… It is not daily increase but daily decrease; hack away the unessential.”

– Bruce Lee

“‎Creating art is like being sick – you bring up all your most innermost thoughts and then you have to ask yourself why you’re doing it.”
– Goldie

“Anything truly innovative is often treated with distrust. Bob Moog – invented the synthesizer – he was beaten up by a string quartet in Zurich.”

– Julian Barrett (The Pod)

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