Tim Story Quotes
I discovered Joachim's music - and that of his duo, Cluster - back in the 70's. As a friend of ours Russ Curry brilliantly put it, his music "was like some heavenly music except the primary instrument appeared to be a coffee percolator." So when I travelled to Europe in '83, I made a point to make a swing through Austria to meet Joachim. Since then, we've been great friends, and had often talked about doing a collaboration.
I never make 'programmatic' music, music that's intended to illustrate a certain place or time. I like to leave the music open-ended, to encourage the listener to inject his or her own experience into the 'mix'. Life is ambiguous, and I like music that has the power to transform itself depending on a listener's own experience. I like art that insinuates instead of shouts.
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