Avant-garde music is sort of research music. You're glad someone's done it but you don't necessarily want to listen to it.
When I finish something, I want it out that day. Pop music is like the daily paper. Its got to be there then, not six months later.
In the 1960s when the recording studio suddenly really took off as a tool, it was the kids from art school who knew how to use it, not the kids from music school. Music students were all stuck in the notion of music as performance, ephemeral. Whereas for art students, music as painting? They knew how to do that.
I do sometimes look back at things I've written in the past, and think, 'I just don't remember being the person who wrote that.'
Amy J. Berg
Matthew B. Ridgway