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To make a film, the final big collaborator that you have is the composer.
Paul Thomas Anderson
My dream was always to be a composer, but fashion came very easily.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 feel very free and very happy to be a composer.
Bernard Herrmann was a genius, a great, great composer.
Yes, Carl Vine stuck around. He's now number one composer for choreography.
I like a composer called Henry Purcell, and I love to listen to Neil Young.
I've had those people very interested in my writing. Since I think of myself as a composer, I feel really good. I've had lots of guys call me up. I've gotten two or three commissions to write things. I've written lots of movie scores.
Originally, I wanted to be a composer. I always tell people, 'I think of myself as a composer.'
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.
I began my career with infantile dreams of becoming a composer.
I'm still getting used to being called a composer. A poseur, maybe.
It's understanding the intention of a composer that allows a producer and an arranger to make those moments speak.
I really liked doing a number of the projects and directors, and etc., etc., I knew about half-way through that I would never be doing that again. It's just not me. I really am happy as a part-time film composer, not a full-time film composer.
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.
So, it becomes an exercise in futility if you write something that does not express the film as the director wishes. It's still their ball game. It's their show. I think any successful composer learns how to dance around the director's impulses.
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 write arrangements. I'm sort of a wannabe composer.
It's nice to have a great female composer in the program and add her color.
I would still love to do more Handel. I think Handel was a fantastic composer. I did lots of Vivaldi, but it's also important to do the music of Handel, one of the greatest composers of the 18th century.
We consider Monteverdi the first composer of opera. There was someone before, but everything started with Monteverdi.
You have to face the fact that I have no reputation as a composer; I have my reputation as a songwriter and a performer-and that opportunity came this summer, when I was invited to perform at the Lincoln Centre festival in New York... three nights.
I consider myself a composer.
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