Something to pin on the wall - by Earle Brown
Really feeling this:
Our particular Western art music is merely one manifestation of the general human tendency to express "something" through the medium of sound.
It may seem obvious but it is too often forgotten that we are living in a time in which we must take the history of the entire world as our history and its expressive and communicative languages and vocabularies as meaningful, most explicitly in the art of sounds, which by nature do not have to be translated in order to be as "clear as a bell."
If we cannot respond to these languages of sound, it is because we are indolent in our minds and narrow in our response and outlook; we have accepted definitions and passing fancies in exchange for experience and the potentially unlimited human capacity for correlation and "meaning."