My lyrics are generated by various peculiar processes. Very random and similar to automatic writing.
In the 1960s, people were trying to get away from the pop song format. Tracks were getting longer, or much, much shorter.
By the mid-'60s, recorded music was much more like painting than it was like traditional music. When you went into the studio, you could put a sound down, then you could squeeze it around, spread it all around the canvas.
Classical - perhaps I should say 'orchestral' - music is so digital, so cut up, rhythmically, pitchwise and in terms of the roles of the musicians. It's all in little boxes. The reason you get child prodigies in chess, arithmetic, and classical composition is that they are all worlds of discontinuous, parceled-up possibilities.
Dorothy Corkille Briggs