Saturday, April 09, 2011

The Unpredictable Elasticity of Composing Time

How is it that I can make ten minutes of orchestral music in an afternoon, but spend a week worrying over a single cross relation in a tiny piano piece? As far as I can tell, when it comes to getting a musical idea right, the compositional labor involved bears no reliable economic relationship to the scale and density of the music produced.

1 comment:

Archivist/Cultural Liaison said...

The piano is way more out of tune :)