"the joy of life is the irresistable constant victory of new values"

-Wassily Kandinsky


You must always be intoxicated. It is the key to all:

the one question. In order not to feel the horrible burden

of Time breaking your breaking your back, and bending you to

the earth, you must become drunk, without truce.

But on What?On wine, poetry, or virtue,as you wish.

But you must get drunk.

And if at times, on the steps of a palace, on the green

grass of a ditch, in the mournful solitude of your room,

you awaken, and your intoxiction is already diminished

or gone, ask the wind, the wave, the star, the bird,

the clock, everything that flees,everything that groans,

everything that rolls, that sings, that speaks, ask what

time it is; and the wind, the wave, the star, the bird,

the clock will answer you:" It is time to get intoxicated!

In order not to be slaves martyred by Time, always

becaome intoxicated: On wine, on poetry, or on virtue,

as you will."



Improvisation: "to compose at will"

-Art Davis


Improvistion: "the conscious manipulation of known material"

a paraphrase:" many notable musicians are playing a music that was played better 40 years ago............it is our responsability to make ourselves happy in the space that we occupy..........its ok to disagree with what other established musicians are doing as long as you're willing to do your own research"

-Cecil Taylor


"if you play one note for 20 years, noone else will be able to play that note the way you do, and out of it will come a technique, a method, and a philosophy"

a paraphrase ' for some traditon can serve as guide; for others it makes them a prisoner.'

a definition for composition:"The assembling of materials, generally accessible to everyone into a new order.

-Bill Dixon