To “compose” something originally meant to “put it together.” In order to do that, however, the constituent parts need to be isolated. Because any one thing is already composed of other things, writing a string quartet means that you must first parse the idiom before going in search of a new idiom.
This is all the more the case with rock music. Rock has become a very stuffy genre at any rate, and this is precisely why it is beginning to interest me. Crushing its syntax releases forces that have been distorted and polluted by the rock stereotypes. In doing so, I do not wish to unmask anything. The instruments and the sounds cannot be reinvented. Their new meaning arises from putting the rubble together.
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