„If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.“

—  John Cage

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US-amerikanischer Komponist 1912 - 1992

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„The Ultimate Rule ought to be: 'If it sounds GOOD to you, it's bitchin'; if it sounds BAD to YOU, it's shitty. The more your musical experience, the easier it is to define for yourself what you like and what you don't like.“

—  Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993

Kontext: The Ultimate Rule ought to be: 'If it sounds GOOD to you, it's bitchin'; if it sounds BAD to YOU, it's shitty. The more your musical experience, the easier it is to define for yourself what you like and what you don't like. American radio listeners, raised on a diet of _____ (fill in the blank), have experienced a musical universe so small they cannot begin to know what they like.

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„[ Schoenberg's ] music leads us into a realm where musical experience is a matter not of the ear but of the soul alone, and at this point the music of the future begins.“

—  Wassily Kandinsky Russian painter 1866 - 1944

Quote of Kandinsky, 1911; in Concerning the Spiritual in Art, transl. Michael T. Sadler (1914); reprint. New York: Dover, 1977), p. 17
1910 - 1915

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„Feelings are images, sensations are like musical sounds.“

—  Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977

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Diary entries (1914 - 1974)
Kontext: We don't have a language for the senses. Feelings are images, sensations are like musical sounds.

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„Music has no subject beyond the combinations of notes we hear, for music speaks not only by means of sounds, it speaks nothing but sound.“

—  Eduard Hanslick austrian musician and musicologist 1825 - 1904

Eduard Hanslick, quoted by Wolfgang Sandberger (1996) in the liner notes to the Juilliard String Quartet's Intimate Letters. Sony Classical SK 66840.

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„When played at the right sound level, which is quite high and exciting, the tones in this music will cause your ears to act as neurophonic instruments that emit sounds that will seem to be issuing directly from your head.“

—  Maryanne Amacher Composer and installation artist 1938 - 2009

Amacher, 1999, cited in: Franziska Schroeder (2006). Bodily instruments and instrumental bodies. Vol. 25. p. 74:
Description of how "ears act as instruments and emit sounds as well as receive them (Amacher, 1999)... [and] the way these 'otoacoustic emissions' might function."

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„Just as my fingers on these keys Make music, so the self-same sounds On my spirit make a music, too. Music is feeling, then, not sound“

—  Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955

Peter Quince at the Clavier (1915)
Kontext: Just as my fingers on these keys Make music, so the self-same sounds On my spirit make a music, too. Music is feeling, then, not sound;
And thus it is that what I feel,
Here in this room, desiring you,
Thinking of your blue-shadowed silk,
Is music.

Ferruccio Busoni Foto

„Music is the art of sounds in the movement of time.“

—  Ferruccio Busoni Italian composer, pianist, conductor, editor, writer, and piano teacher 1866 - 1924

The Essence of Music (1923)

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„Wagner's music is better than it sounds.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

Actually by Bill Nye, possibly confused due to Nye quoting Twain in More Tramps Abroad, 1897. (See also autobiography, vol. 1, p. 288.)
Misattributed

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„Sound is all our dreams of music. Noise is music's dreams of us.“

—  Morton Feldman American avant-garde composer 1926 - 1987

Sound Noise Varese Boulez, in Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music http://books.google.pl/books?id=FgDgCOSHPysC&pg=PA16&lpg=PA15&focus=viewport, edited by Christoph Cox, Daniel Warner. A&C Black, 2004. p. 16 http://books.google.pl/books?id=FgDgCOSHPysC&pg=PA16&lpg=PA15&focus=viewport.

Ozzy Osbourne Foto

„Sound poetry is a fusion of music and literature.“

—  Dick Higgins English composer and poet 1938 - 1998

The Origin of Happenings (1976)
Variante: Concrete poetry is a fusion of visual art and poetry.

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„I'm especially interested in the music of John Cage... I would like to do some experimenting with the relationship between his freeform sound and free-form art.“

—  Jasper Johns American artist 1930

Quote of Johns, from: John Adds Plaster Casts To Focus Target Paintings, Donald Key, Milwaukee Journal, 19 June 1960, pt. 5, p. 6
1960s

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