Sunday, June 14, 2015


Fascinating BBC Radio 3 programme on Ligeti just now ... rebroadcast from a year ago. His assistant explained his love of the Marx brothers films & their role in a composition.

Marvellous the way that a reputation for frosty esotericism is suddenly exploded by such an anecdote.

(Much as Zappa talked of Boulez's predilection for pigs' trotters & other such delicacies).


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P.S. to previous post ... .... the 'formula' was in no way meant to imply any criticism of Dusapin's music. Quite the contra...