I wanted to get rid of the element that had been considered essential in pop music: the voice.
The basis of computer work is predicated on the idea that only the brain makes decisions and only the index finger does the work.
Once music ceases to be ephemeral - always disappearing - and becomes instead material... it leaves the condition of traditional music and enters the condition of painting. It becomes a painting, existing as material in space, not immaterial in time.
The earliest paintings I loved were always the most non-referential paintings you can imagine, by painters such as Mondrian. I was thrilled by them because they didn't refer to anything else. They stood alone, and they were just charged magic objects that did not get their strength from being connected to anything else.
Mary McLeod Bethune