Writings about Music

Meeting Morton Feldman

Morton Feldman had me meet him before a 1982 concert at Cooper Union Hall in Manhattan where he perused the score for The Abode of Joy, detecting the influence of Béla Bartók, which surprised me. I believe Feldman was inspired by the Alap form of Indian ragas, especially for his slow, extended compositions, but our meeting took place years before I had this insight.

Sea Changes, The Life of Thought and Ten Questions include mention of Morton Feldman.

- Michael Robinson, December 2020, Los Angeles


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Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based composer and writer (musicologist).