Saturday, September 5, 2009

Great Quote

Here's an article on a memoir by Tim Page the music critic, who was diagnosed in his 40's as having Asperger's syndrome. When he was 21 and heard Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians, he stayed up all night writing out his impressions. About the experience he says:

>>Today I find myself wondering if I would have responded so profoundly to this starkly reiterative, rigidly patterned music had I not had Asperger's syndrome. As the Quakers might say, this music spoke to my condition; it was what my insides sounded like.<<

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