If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
– Gustav Mahler
There was a stage when Balanchine and I didn’t talk. I was trying to develop my classical technique as opposed to the fast-track technique that he was pushing. We were very quiet with each other. But after two years he saw what I was doing and sent messages through other people that, yes, this is good.
– Gelsey Kirkland
I have this desire to just while away weeks, months and years. It took me two years to make this record but that was with me trying to condense my process and not disappear down the rabbit hole with all the cool things I’ve collected. I could take 10 years and not explore everything I want to with these instruments.