We need it to capture the energy of contemporary life.
I want the audience to be so involved in the sweep of the music.
Well, the very best operas are the ones written by the very best composers.
The way that I got involved with microtonal music was, frankly, through jazz.
I think I was first to do live performances on a modern electronic sound synthesizer.
We need to open up the future. We also need to keep everything valuable from the past.
It's not important to me to found a school; it's not important to me to have disciples.
We need to have as broad a range as possible, because life itself has that kind of range.
I've just simply used what I've used because of the great, great expressive potential of it.