Today each composer is not only involved in aesthetics, but he's actually trying to create his own language.

-Leo Ornstein
Leo Ornstein

Today each composer is not only involved in aesthetics, but he's actually trying to create his own language.

Leo Ornstein
It doesn't necessarily mean at all that the composer plays his own works best.
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
I distrust anything that you don't hear.
Leo Ornstein

Besides merely some pleasure that we get out of the combinations of pitches together and lines, I think that there is some satisfaction that we get in the fact of having this diffuse thing organized very concretely and put onto a frame and have it actually decided.

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

I think there have been some periods when the writing almost became a bit of a burden.

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 Ornstein
There are some people, by the way, that associate a certain amount of visualization with the performance of music. Those are people that really are not centrally concerned only with music, the traditional things.