Quote of the Week: Harold’s End

The composer and critic Kyle Gann finished transcribing Children of the Hill, a 1982 solo piano piece by Harold Budd. Gann sent the score to Budd, and Budd wrote back:

    I couldn’t play that in a thousand years!

More by Gann on the intellectual pleasures (and cultural politics) of transcribing improvisation at artsjournal.com.

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