What is called music today is all too often only a disguise for the monologue of power. However, and this is the supreme irony of it all, never before have musicians tried so hard to communicate with their audience, and never before has that communication been so deceiving. Music now seems hardly more than a somewhat clumsy excuse for the self-glorification of musicians and the growth of a new industrial sector.
I am a composer first and foremost, and have always believed that being able to write memorable melodies is what sets Musicians apart. My songs bring images to the listener's mind. The object is to transport my listeners to another place, some place sacred and spiritual that will make them glad they took the ride.bradley joseph
Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them.
Musicians paint their pictures on silencewe provide the music, and you provide the silence.
Today Musicians listen to see who makes the most money on a style, and then they set to copying him. And they don't copy the ones that are beautiful, creative and good.Charles Mingus
Jazz Musicians are not demigods. Theyare warm, vulnerablehumanbeings with a desperateneedtogo on paying the rent.
It takes perhaps a thousand poor Musicians to produce one virtuoso.
Jazz Musicians have some outlaw in them somewhere if theyare serious about this music? There is no valid motivation for it other than loveoutlaw motivation in a profit-motivated society.
I don't think it's very easy to make friends with Musicians. We're all a bit paranoid. It soon becomes very heavy.ian anderson
What is called music today is all too often only a disguise for the monologue of power. However, and this is the supreme irony of it all, never before have Musicians tried so hard to communicate with their audience, and never before has that communication been so deceiving. Music now seems hardly more than a somewhat clumsy excuse for the self-glorification of Musicians and the growth of a new industrial sector.
Yet, if such a being, who reversed the maxim nihil humani me alienum puto [nothing human is foreign to me], cannot be loved, as little can he be abhorred or despised. He was, in spite of the atrophy or non development of many of the faculties which are found in those in whom the "elements are kindly mixed," as truly a genius as the mere poets, painters, and Musicians, with small intellects and hearts and large imaginations, to whom the world is so willing to bend the knee. He is more to be wondered at than blamed.henry cavendish
A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But Musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence.leopold stokowski
I went down to London with the idea that I was going to do vocals over this crazy, crazy trip-hop digital beat. Within two or three months, I heard Hunky Dory by David Bowie and that changed me in one way, and I realized what I actually wanted was to have an E Street Band — individuals, not session Musicians.kt tunstall
The attitude of foreign to English Musicians is unsympathetic, self-opinionated and pedantic. They believe that their tradition is the only one (this is specially true of the Viennese) and that anything that is not in accordance with that tradition is "wrong" and arises from insular ignorance.ralph vaughan williams
Classical Musicians go to the conservatories, rock´n roll Musicians go to the garages.frank zappa
We wanted to show the influence Cuban music has had on Musicians from all over, so we invited 25 of the top Latin Musicians in the world, and it was a great honor they paid me. Some of them are actually inventors, like Cachao, the Cuban bassist creditied with creating mambo.gloria estefan
This blend of Musicians on '90 Millas' is historically significant on a number of levels. This is the first and quite possibly the last time that all of these legendary artists will play together on one CD.gloria estefan
Getting this caliber of Musicians together [for "90 Millas" CD in September of 2007] is almost impossible to do again.gloria estefan
Like most artists and Musicians, I considered myself detached from the political life…but I had an insight that maybe we would have a political contribution to make in the future.gilberto gil
Those who present directly and immediately the new forms and symbols are the artists the dramatists, the Musicians, the painters, the dancers, the poets, and those poets of the religious sphere we call saints. They portray the new symbols in the form of images poetic, aural, plastic, or dramatic, as the case may be. They live out their imaginations.rollo may
Whenever I become discouraged (which is on alternate Tuesdays, between three and four) I lift my spirits by remembering: The artists are on our side! I mean those poets and painters, singers and Musicians, novelists and playwrights who speak to the world in a way that is impervious to assault because they wage the battle for justice in a sphere which is unreachable by the dullness of ordinary political discourse.howard zinn
I'm very proud to be Jewish and a big part of me being a creative person comes from being Jewish. The eccentricity in Jewish Musicians really connects with me.thomas cohen
Brothers, I have received medals and honors from every civilized country, but I feel this honor above all, due to the fact that this is given to me by a group of university bandsmen who are furthering the great work to which I have dedicated my life. The ideals as set forth by the Fraternity could not help but make better men and better college band Musicians.John Philip Sousa
Rulers and landed aristocracy vied with each other in their patronage of composers and Musicians and the cyclical patronage of royal Courts at Vijayanagar, Tanjore, Trivandrum , Pudukottai, Mysore , Ettayapuram, etc. In Preface
The 14th and 16th centuries, Vidyaranya, Ramamatya, and Vithala were among the notable scholars and Musicians who helped mould the Karnatak system.
"There is a view that jazz is 'evil' because it comes from evil people, but actually the greatest priests on 52nd Street and on the streets of New York City were the Musicians. They were doing the greatest healing work. They knew how to punch through music that would cure and make people feel good."