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.
But in the end, music is ultimately an aural art, pure and simple.
Improvisation is terribly haphazard. Leo Ornstei
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.
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.