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Gavin Bryars Quotes and Sayings

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What was once underground is now coming to the surface.
- Gavin Bryars

People like Arvo Part would not have been taken seriously 20 years ago.
- Gavin Bryars

I work very fast, keeping the ideas flowing but making
sure they come out the way I intended.
- Gavin Bryars

I have friends who have a CD mastering plant in Hollywood
and they are very sceptical about European record labels'
understanding of digital technology.
- Gavin Bryars

 

I've heard though that there is a younger generation
of tonal French composers who are reacting with vigour.
- Gavin Bryars

Still, American composers working in France have had a pretty hard time.
- Gavin Bryars

I am writing something which I find satisfying and
which I am prepared to put my name to as a composer.
- Gavin Bryars

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There's another way of making music,
by touching the lives and feelings of ordinary people.
- Gavin Bryars

Music history has flowed under the bridges for many years.
- Gavin Bryars

The academic area of new music or modern music festivals
is not something which attracts me at all.
- Gavin Bryars

It's rather like attending a university seminar where
you are talking to a few gifted specialists who deliver
a paper to an audience of their peers.
That's one way of making music.
- Gavin Bryars

Craft is part of the creative process.
- Gavin Bryars

I currently spend a lot of time thinking about orchestration
and every detail of a piece.
- Gavin Bryars

Writing tonal music now, you are not writing into the 19th Century.
- Gavin Bryars

Over the years I have tried to develop something which is technically assured.
- Gavin Bryars

Similarly you can make a transition from one set of
instruments to another imperceptibly.
- Gavin Bryars

One thing I'm doing on the new Titanic recording is
actually bringing in different acoustic spaces.
- Gavin Bryars

I remember once, when I started writing for the alto saxophone,
a saxophonist told me to think of it as being like
a cross between an oboe and a viola,
but louder.
- Gavin Bryars

I know that John Adams has had a very hard time directing French ensembles.
- Gavin Bryars

As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations,
on performance pieces, in the context of theatre works
and as I had taught for a time in art colleges the
idea of writing music in response to painting was not alien.
- Gavin Bryars

Like an apparently strict musical form it breaks the
five minute whole into its structural parts -
a descriptive preamble,
the action of taking the cards, the development of
the cards' manipulation and the revelation of what has been achieved.
- Gavin Bryars

The project which we developed, however,
was for a sound piece and I was initially curious that
a sculptor should be interested in working with a musician,
especially on a project for radio.
- Gavin Bryars

Somehow in the 20th Century an idea has developed that
music is an activity or skill which is not comprehensible
to the man in the street.
This is an arrogant assertion and not necessarily a true one.
- Gavin Bryars

It makes sense to invest in new work.
It's almost like having a research department in a scientific laboratory.
You have to try things out.
You'll make some bad mistakes.
Some things will fail but at least you'll energise the organisation.
- Gavin Bryars

When Philip Glass asked me if I would be interested
in doing a new recording of Jesus' Blood he assumed
that I would do something similar to the first version
and wanted to know what other pieces would be on the same CD.
- Gavin Bryars

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach PHOTO

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker PHOTO

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You only live once, and once is enough
if you play your cards right.
- the movie Interiors (1978)

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

Once we accept our limits, we can go beyond them.
- Albert Einstein

You only live once -
but if you work it right, once is enough.
- Joe E. Lewis

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

How could youths better learn to live
than by at once trying the experiment of living?
- Henry David Thoreau

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing.
You don't win once in a while,
you don't do things right once in a while,
you do them right all the time.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

We come this way but once.
We can either tiptoe through life
and hope we get to death without being badly bruised
or we can live a full, complete life achieving
our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.
- Bob Proctor

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

Once we doubt ourselves, success slips beyond our grasp.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You only meet your once in a lifetime friend ...
once in a lifetime.
- Little Rascals

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along,
because once I have persuaded him, he will stick.
If I scare him, he will stay just as long
as he is scared, and then he is gone.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

The whole world is a cyclone.
But once you have found the center, the cyclone disappears.
This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.
- Osho

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

Once you have mastered time,
you will understand how true it is that
most people overestimate what
they can accomplish in a year -
and underestimate what
they can achieve in a decade!
- Tony Robbins

For those who do not think,
it is best at least to rearrange
their prejudices once in a while.
- Luther Burbank

I have the right to love many people at once
and to change my prince often.
- Anais Nin

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir

Where there is an observatory and a telescope,
we expect that any eyes will see new worlds at once.
- Henry David Thoreau

You are only young once,
but you can stay immature indefinitely.
- Anonymous

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho


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