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There's still a lot I need to do as a player, as a musician, as a sound creator. I have commissioned 170 pieces: that's still not enough, there are still lots and lots of composers I would like to approach. When I see a composer and I see a performer, I think to combine those forces.
I love Philip Glass' work, not only as a film composer but also as a musician. The film score work that he does always amazes and shocks me.
To make a film, the final big collaborator that you have is the composer.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Intelligent analysis of the composer's intention and strict adherence to it automatically ensures sincerity.
I shall always respect the composer. If I embellish, it is his idea I am embellishing.
I feel very free and very happy to be a composer.
Yes, Carl Vine stuck around. He's now number one composer for choreography.
I'm like any other composer. If you give me five years to write a symphony, I'm still going to be asking for more time two days before it's due.
Bernard Herrmann was a genius, a great, great composer.
I like a composer called Henry Purcell, and I love to listen to Neil Young.
Originally, I wanted to be a composer. I always tell people, 'I think of myself as a composer.'
Any composer who is gloriously conscious that he is a composer must believe that he receives his inspiration from a source higher than himself.
John Philip Sousa
Remember always that the composer's pen is still mightier than the bow of the violinist; in you lie all the possibilities of the creation of beauty.
John Philip Sousa
I'm still getting used to being called a composer. A poseur, maybe.
I'm trying to interpret the film through the director's head, but it all comes out through me. So, a composer is kind of like a psychic medium.
It's understanding the intention of a composer that allows a producer and an arranger to make those moments speak.
I began my career with infantile dreams of becoming a composer.
Every song has a composer, every book has an author, every car has a maker, every painting has a painter, and every building has a builder. So it isn't irrational to take this simple logic a little further and say that nature must have had a Maker. It would be irrational to believe that it made itself.
Like any other composer of opera, I choose a subject not for polemical reasons, but because it contains vivid characters in highly charged dramatic situations.
It's nice to have a great female composer in the program and add her color.
We consider Monteverdi the first composer of opera. There was someone before, but everything started with Monteverdi.
I write arrangements. I'm sort of a wannabe composer.
That is the way a great master carpenter feels, or an architect or composer or anyone who creates anything - people want to be appreciated for what they have done.
As a composer and as a musician I'm a true believer - and this is not to be overly diplomatic - I'm a believer that there's artistry in everything from a lawn gnome to a desk chair to a symphony to an Andy Warhol painting. There's art in absolutely everything.
I consider myself a composer.
Today each composer is not only involved in aesthetics, but he's actually trying to create his own language.
It doesn't necessarily mean at all that the composer plays his own works best.
It's hard to decide how to match words to music. It's not like it's twice the work. It's always difficult for me to explain to the composer what I'm looking for. I'm not a professional; I lack even basic knowledge about writing music.
It is true that I am a writer, and I was married to a composer, and I have lived in a small village in New England, but my children are not named Heracles and Persephone, and my daughter doesn't disappear underground every six months and emerge in the spring.
The thing about influence is that any composer worth anything will give you the same names.
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