“A lot of people in my generation come at composition from a rock background. Rock music is a lot about collaborative music-making; pieces often get rehearsed by bands when they’re together, and they make it as they go. But in classical music, no matter what style of music you’re writing, it all has to be notated first. And that can be both constricting and incredibly powerful because you can get 80 people to do a whole range of very specific things, all in an instant, to create a piece of music. So for me our tradition is really about notation, and trying to imagine a crazy sound, and get other people to make it on their instruments.”—BMOP composer -in-residence Andrew Norman on BNN-TV interview
, May 16, 2013
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