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    pierre boulez Quotes

    I shall be the first composer in history not to have a biography.
    — Pierre Boulez
    The function of pop music is to be consumed.
    — Pierre Boulez
    tags: music 
     
    We need to restore the spirit of irreverence in music.
    — Pierre Boulez
    tags: music  spirit 
     
    Music should be a collective magic and hysteria.
    — Pierre Boulez
    tags: magic  music 
     
    We have to fight the past to survive.
    — Pierre Boulez
    tags: past  fight 
     
    I suggested that it was not enough to add a moustache to the Mona Lisa: it should simply be destroyed.
    — Pierre Boulez
    Creation exists only in the unforeseen made necessary.
    — Pierre Boulez
    tags: creation 
     
    Why compose works that have to be re-created every time they are performed? Because definitive, once-and-for-all developments seem no longer appropriate to musical thought as it is today, or to the actual state that we have reached in the evolution of musical technique, which is increasingly concerned with the investigation of a relative world, a permanent 'discovering' rather like the state of 'permanent revolution'.
    — Pierre Boulez
    Revolutions are celebrated when they are no longer dangerous.
    — Pierre Boulez
    The aim of music is not to express feelings but to express music.
    — Pierre Boulez
    tags: music 
     
    For me, curiosity is life. If you are not curious, you are in your coffin.
    — Pierre Boulez
    tags: curiosity 
     
    More and more I find that in order to create effectively one has to consider delirium and, yes, organize it.
    — Pierre Boulez
    It is not enough to deface the Mona Lisa because that does not kill the Mona Lisa. All art of the past must be destroyed.
    — Pierre Boulez
    tags: past 
     
    Any musician who has not experienced - I do not say understood, but truly experienced - the necessity of dodecaphonic music is USELESS. For his whole work is irrelevant to the needs of his epoch.
    — Pierre Boulez
    tags: work  music 
     
    Music is a labyrinth with no beginning and no end, full of new paths to discover, where mystery remains eternal
    — Pierre Boulez
    tags: mystery  music  path 
     
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