Mark Limacher /dɒtkɔm/

Music, etc.

Archetypical Contemporary Music Criticism

Interviewer Sue Cook and composer Michael Finnissy discussing his composition Red Earth, from a BBC Proms interview, 1988:

Michael Finnissy: […] when one calls a piece Red Earth, and it’s ostensibly just about a landscape, it could be confusing to people that they’re expecting to hear something which in some way sounds like that landscape looks, for me there are a lot of other things involved in it, feelings, emotions, which in some ways contradict that landscape…

Sue Cook: I personally listened to it, found it rather a menacing piece, I felt that I didn’t want to listen to it alone on a dark night. Is that the sort of reaction you’d expect?

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