The Life You Give: Helmut Lachenmann *1935

"Expression is created on the reverse face of that on which the composer is working...destruction, deflation, and disintegration. But during this process expressive energy radiates out in the first instance like a creative serenity -- freedom even." -- Helmut Lachenmann Join us listening to his compositionsat 11pm EST, November 27, at The Aristipposian Poet, on… Continue reading The Life You Give: Helmut Lachenmann *1935

The role of the composer (according to Paul Hindemith)

According to the composer, conductor, theorist and instrumentalist, Paul Hindemith, the composer is a craftsman (turning out music to meet social needs) rather than an artist (composing to satisfy his own soul).