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The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
T. S. Eliot
I have tried for much of my life to write as if I was composing my sentences to be read posthumously.
There is nothing greater than the joy of composing something oneself and then listening to it.
My kind of composing is more like the work of a gardener. The gardener takes his seeds and scatters them, knowing what he is planting but not quite what will grow where and when - and he won't necessarily be able to reproduce it again afterwards either.
I've been composing music all my life and if I'd been clever enough at school I would like to have gone to music college.
I am composing like a god, as if it simply had to be done as it has been done.
I wonder if we are all wrong about each other, if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet?
What I wanted and what I visualized while composing has not always been realized.
In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.
Composing gives me a chance to work in multiple dimensions and helps me pare down my melodies into what is essential. Learning new skills has always energized me and scoring has opened up a world of sonic possibilities.
If you invent something, you're doing a creative act. It's like writing a novel or composing music. You put your heart and soul into it, and money. It's years of your life, it's your house remortgaged, huge emotional investment and financial investment.
Composing a piece of music is very feminine. It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative. By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine.
I was born out of due time in the sense that by temperament and talent I should have been more suited for the life of a small Bach, living in anonymity and composing regularly for an established service and for God.
My two great loves when I'm shooting are working with great actors and composing images.
I don't always write in order, so composing multi-book stories could get complicated.
Sometimes I think that creativity is a matter of seeing, or stumbling over, unobvious similarities between things - like composing a fresh metaphor, but on a more complex scale.
There will have to be times when I'm not conducting because I'm composing. I haven't solved that problem, and perhaps I never will.
Yes, sampling has changed not just my way of playing and composing.
The most interesting aspect for me, composing exclusively with patterns, is that there is not one organizational procedure more advantageous than another, perhaps because no one pattern ever takes precedence over the others.
Composing is what I love most from what I do. Each genre has a unique expression that you cannot supplant with another. All the records co-inspire each other though they are not tied conceptually in any way to another.
Since age seven, I've been composing and have never stopped composing, yet, the creative process is as elusive to me as it has ever been.
I really want to do the unexpected, and I think that's what I did when I executed 'Long.Live.A$AP.' I wanted people to really see the message and that I'm an artist who not only has the capability of rapping, but of composing great music both for people of my generation and for people with different backgrounds.
Ever since Two Daughters I've been composing my own music.
If I had a story idea that I felt would work best in three volumes I might write a trilogy eventually. I'd very likely write it all at once, though, so I could work on it as a whole and not broken into individual volumes. I don't always write in order, so composing multi-book stories could get complicated.
I have come up with very creative ideas that really didn't work with the song I was currently composing.
Poetry is composing for the breath.
I was very committed to the process of composing, working at poems, putting things together and taking them apart like some kind of experimental filmmaker.
I was writing notes, but not composing poems. The Hunter began to develop out of this fragmented process.
Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house. Slowly you see more details of the house-the color of the slates and bricks, the shape of the windows. The notes are the bricks and the mortar of the house.
You might lose your spontaneity and, instead of composing first-rate Gershwin, end up with second rate Ravel.
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