Le scrupule, c'est cette petite pièce d'or que les tribuns de la Gréce antique se mettaient dans la bouche pour apprendre à mieux articuler. Démosthéne, qui s'efforçait de corriger ses défauts d'élocution, criait devant la mer, des petits galets plein la bouche, tentant de couvrir le son des vagues.
excerpt of "Werckmeister Harmonies", a movie by Béla Tarr
You can’t be idealistic in this world and not be crazy. Because they’ve created such a deep structure now, you can’t get in. And we don’t want to get in, we’re on the outside. But we’re not on the outside looking in, we’re on the outside looking out. So I feel we’re in a very healthy place. The idealists will always be in society, and we will survive. John Zorn interview with Michael Goldeberg - Bombsite (summer 2002)
"Let us cross a great modern capital with our ears more alert than our eyes, and we will get enjoyment from distinguishing the eddying of water, air and gas in metal pipes, the grumbling of noises that breathe and pulse with indisputable animality, the palpitation of valves, the coming and going of pistons, the howl of mechanical saws, the jolting of a tram on its rails, the cracking of whips, the flapping of curtains and flags. We enjoy creating mental orchestrations of the crashing down of metal shop blinds, slamming doors, the hubbub and shuffling of crowds, the variety of din, from stations, railways, iron foundries, spinning wheels, printing works, electric power stations and underground railways." Luigi Russolo - The Art of noises (1913)