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Augusta on her compositional voice

"On the one hand, my compositional voice has been consistent for the past 40 years. Never did I switch styles (now I am a X-ist, now I am a Y-ist). I have been plowing, cultivating, growing, sculpting my own creative ground since I started playing music and composing as a young child. That said, each composition is a unique creation with its own inner-life, reason for being, and way of being. Each composition is made of particular organic musical materials which are carefully allied to, and which are organically generating the composition’s form."

— Augusta Read Thomas

This is taken from an interview published on 5:4 related to the world premiere of DANCE FOLDINGS which was presented by the BBC PROMS 2021.