An Ethical Choice

“Steve Reich remembers attending composition classes where students showed off byzantine scores whose intellectual underpinnings could be discussed ad nauseam. Then he’d go to see Coltrane play with his quartet. He liked the idea that Coltrane could walk out with a saxophone, play freewheeling improvisations on just one or two harmonies, and then disappear into the night. ‘The music just comes out,’ Reich later said. ‘There’s no argument. There it is. This presented me with a human choice, almost an ethical, moral choice.'”
– Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise

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