With all of these questionnaires coming in, I am re-doubling my enthusiasm for checking out new music. Needless to say, the combination of Itunes and Wikipedia makes for an ever-growing music catalogue.
In the meantime, here are some links that I am finding to be pretty amazing, for a variety of reasons.
Here's a Boulez interview, with some excellent quotes....."History is much like the guillotine. If a composer is not moving in the right direction he will be killed, metaphorically speaking."
Here's the BBC interviewing Elliott Carter
This is probably my favourite clip on youtube
This, this and this is some more great Carter
This Berio anecdote is pretty hilarious. Check out that postscript about John Cage on a gameshow at the bottom!
Here's the first in a series of radio interviews: John Cage interviewing Morton Feldman.
I haven't checked them all out yet.....
last, but certainly not least, some music that is just plain incredible