15 June 2011

Man in the Street

My teacher Stephan Wolpe was a Marxist and he felt my music was too esoteric at the time. And he had his studio on a proletarian street, on 14th Street and 6th Avenue… He was on the second floor and we were looking out the window and he said “what about the man on the street?” At that moment, Jackson Pollack was crossing the street.
-Morton Feldman, composer

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