Parallels in the Essays of Annie Gosfield

 

Annie Gosfield is a Modern composer who has written a number of pieces which, for the most part, relate well to photographic practice without substituting too many nouns or verbs. Here are some of her pearls:

Take your work seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.

Details count.

Don’t fear rejection.

Don’t assume you know what’s accessible to the audience and what isn’t.

If you chose to study composition, spend your time in school studying what you can’t learn in a club or a garage.

Make sure you’re always doing some work that is yours and yours alone — not composed for the approval of teachers or colleagues.

Never discount the power of the library.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/03/20/composer-house-arrest/

Listen for yourself: http://www.anniegosfield.com/

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