Top 10 Quotes by Leo Ornstein

Leo Ornstein

The difference between the student and the born composer is he really hears the thing, and they have to stage it and manipulate it by technical equipment.

Leo Ornstein
To the person that deals in visualizations, I suppose there is something rather exciting about a whole set of people - they all going symmetrically, up or down, in a military sort of precision.
Leo Ornstein

But in the end, music is ultimately an aural art, pure and simple.

Leo Ornstein
By the visual pattern, but mostly I'm guided entirely by my ear, what I hear. Leo Ornstei
Leo Ornstein

Improvisation is terribly haphazard. Leo Ornstei

Leo Ornstein
Now, what we are not talking about, what you're really coming to, is what compromises one makes so that the listener understands somewhat of what you're doing, what you're trying to express.
Leo Ornstein

I'm really interested in writing a piece of music that will move you, that will really move you. That is really the only reason that I'm writing music.

Leo Ornstein
But in the end, music is ultimately an aural art, pure and simple. Leo Orns
Leo Ornstein

We can use techniques in modifying things, in controlling things, but the first impulse has to be something that you simply cannot make just out of technique, or else it becomes perfectly evident that it is nothing but technique that you're exercising.

Leo Ornstein
I distrust anything that you don't hear.