101 Words – 008

Does the physical comfort of how we write affect the style of what we write? That was the question put by an article I read this morning. “If I had the right chair, I’d be like Mozart”, Morton Feldman once quipped. I’ve been wondering whether part of the reason that I’ve gotten more into writing texts over the last few years is that I have highly polished writing tools at my disposal (Drafts and iA Writer) that are a pleasure to use. The software available for music notation isn’t anywhere close yet, although I have found some recent inspiration in Paper.

101 Words – 008: “If I had the right chair, I’d be like Mozart.” Physical comfort and the process of writing. rdgr.me/u/qvwft0

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Rudiger Meyer is a composer interested in the play between traditional concert music and new media.

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