Edgard Varèse (1950s (?))

The image is based upon a photograph of Edgard Varèse in the sound-⁠⁠studio

Courtesy of the website of the WNYC radio station, New York

I don’t care about reaching the public as much as I care about reaching certain musical-acoustical phenomena, in other words, to disturb the atmosphere – because, after all, sound is only an atmospheric disturbance!

– Edgard Varèse, in conversation with Gunther Schuller, early 1960s