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Harrison Birtwistle – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Harrison Birtwistle

 

I’m not a music lover in the sense that I look for something to have on. I’ve never had that attitude to music.

– Harrison Birtwistle


My attitude to writing is like when you do wallpapering, you remember where all the little bits are that don’t meet. And then your friends say: It’s terrific!

– Harrison Birtwistle


The theatre only knows what it’s doing next week, not like the opera, where they say: What are we going to do in five years’ time? A completely different attitude.

– Harrison Birtwistle


When I was confronted with official tuition, the academic thing, I could see no relationship whatever between that and the music I’d been writing since I was 11.

– Harrison Birtwistle