Xenakis - the eyes have it
'This is the first time I've heard any music by Xenakis; it's completely bowled me over, even though I'm not sure I've really understood it (or not understood it). Intuition? But can one always trust it? ... It seems to me that this, in fact, is what I'd call real 'new' music.'
Which famous musician seen in the photo above said this? The image will gradually enlarge until the correct answer is posted. Hear Xenakis' Komboi on my Future Radio programme tomorrow,
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As before I'll post answers until the right one comes in.
When I cropped the photo I thought it looked like Furtwängler. But as he died in 1954 it pretty obviously isn't.
OMG! It's Herbie!!!!!! Actually that's what I originally thought, but nah!
The quote is from his Notebooks and Conversations edited by Bruno Monsaingeon (who also worked with Glenn Gould) which includes an extending and very enlightening diary of music he listened to.
Stimulating reading -
Incidentaly, good to see that one of those correct answers came from an important non-music blog -