Hovaness

Erik ReeL, 1873
Erik ReeL, opus 1873

 

Today, 8 March, is  the birthdate of the great American composer, Alan Hovaness.  Hovaness is one of a small circle of composers who have [unknowingly] influenced my work. He, once said of his own work,

“Simplicity is difficult, not easy. Beauty is simple.  All unnecessary elements are removed — only essence remains.”

Almost a credo for my own mark-making.

2 thoughts on “Hovaness”

  1. wonderful quote, Erik! So very true. Aaron Copeland comes to mind as he borrows the simplicity of the Amish..it’s going in my head. Thank you.

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