Scott Pender

“What survives every change of system is melody.”

“It’s been one of the follies of the 20th century that so many of us have been told ‘important art must progress,’ like the medical sciences, say, that older ideas are obsoleted by the newer.”
—Wendy Carlos

“Music in the theater is a powerful, an almost immorally potent weapon.”
—Marc Blitzstein

“It is clear that the first specification for a composer is to be dead.”
—Arthur Honneger

“They’re just songs. Songs that are transparent so you can see every bit through them.”
—Bob Dylan