Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:02 AM
Jon Burlingame says:
Some of my John Williams interview -- portions we couldn't fit into Sunday's two-hour special -- will air at 8 a.m. Pacific time Saturday on KUSC's "Arts Alive" program (streaming at www.kusc.org ).
The Sunday special will not
be available for streaming on demand later on, so you better record this
"It's still baffling to me. I sit down with a pencil and a piece of paper and do my best... The remarkable thing is that my music is heard by billions of people." --John Williams
"Let me say, however, there is no "next" John Williams. Sadly, he is unique--- a figure who simultaneously embodies and transcends the music of all the masters of film music who preceded him (much like Brahms and Wagner of the Romantic era). He comes from a time when the craft of music in film was still one of the ear, heart and mind. Today, sadly, the craft is largely technical. Most composers do not conceive their music "inwardly" but rather at the computer--- and with rather limited skills, musically, at that. The inner spirit knows no boundaries--- our plastic abilities, sadly, do. John is a man of spirit, heart, intellect and soaring music." -- Conrad Pope about John Williams