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What I enjoy most about being on stage is that the natural instruments give you a greater freedom with texture. When you use natural instruments…
All of the sudden the audiences started getting younger and the spread of the attendance was really wide. I think it’s as a result of…
Even if you’re improvising, the fact that beforehand you know certain things will work helps you make those improvisations successful. It really helps to have…
We’d hold a chord for three hours if we could.
When somebody grabs a movement, you’re kind of locked into it. It’s all par for the course.
The value of having a computer, to me, is that it’ll remember everything you do. It’s a databank.
That’s what my life is, writing songs.
I’m writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the ’60s. I’ve been reading so many novels.
People sort of know me for that solo piano music I did.
I’m impatient. I get twitchy. When I get that feeling I just go out and make something happen.
I want to get lean and mean, keep it minimalist.
I like what the future holds. I don’t like thinking about the past.
Growing up in Wales was a pretty Draconian experience with religion.
The avant-garde makes more sense to me.
I missed out on my teenage years. I led a sheltered life. I was practicing scales instead of playing football.
I’m content with making records, but I don’t want to be doing the same thing all the time.
I learn from thinking about the future, what hasn’t been done yet. That’s kind of my constant obsession.
We gave up on the idea of trying to make the record a good representation of the live performance.
If I’m interested in what I’m doing, other people will be interested in it.
If you’re all loaded up on love, you haven’t got anywhere else to go.
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